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Ndola in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
104,000 Ndoola Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % No   

Ndola in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
Ndola is an ethnic group found in Nigeria, with few living in Cameroon. The Ndola people have existed in what is now called Kurmi and Ngada areas for over 1,000 years, since the split of the Bantu Kingdom from which they descended.

Where are they located?
Ndola people are located in Nigeria with an estimated population of 98,000 while a handful of about 4,000 are located in the Cameroon. In Nigeria they are specifically found in Taraba State living in five different local governments which include Kurmi, Bali, Gashaka, Donga and Sardauna. Until September 21, 2016 when the Governor of the state, Arch Darius Dickson Ishaku carved out and gave them a Special Development Area called Ngada Special Development Area. By this development, it now means the Ndola People can be found in only two areas in Nigeria; that is Kurmi Local Government and Ngada Special Development area which are all in Taraba State of Nigeria.

What are their lives like?
The majority of Ndola are farmers living in mountainous and low land regions of Taraba State.

What are their beliefs?
Ndola people were originally Pagan until the arrival of the Sudan United Mission of North America and Germany. The missionaries made contact with the Ndola people via present Kurmi Local Government in its headquarters in Baissa. The majority of them are now Christians with fewer Muslims and Pagans.

Prayer Points
* Pray for peace, because Fulani herdsmen have attacked and killed over 20 residents in July 2016
* Pray that many of them should turn to Christ.
* Pray for development in the area
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.


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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Taraba state, Bali, Gashaka, Sardauna LGAs. Also in Kurmi and Donga LGAs of Taraba state.
(Source: Ethnologue 2010 / field input)
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People Name in Country: Ndola
People Name General: Ndola
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107172
Joshua Project People ID: 13292
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 104,000
Population all Countries: 108,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Ndola
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ndoola (104,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ndr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.00 %(Evangelical: 9.00 %)
Ethnic Religions40.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2016
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ndoola
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Ndola in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Ndola Nigeria    
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            Ndola in Nigeria          
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      Christianity     Ndoola  
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