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Mbula-Bwazza, Bere in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
120,000 Mbula-Bwazza Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 16.00 % No   

Mbula-Bwazza, Bere in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Mbula people live in rural villages in northeastern Nigeria. They are increasingly affected by changes happening around them. About 50 percent claim they believe in Jesus Christ. However, because many Mbula do not understand the Hausa trade language that is used in churches, God seems quite distant. Believers here are convinced that mother tongue Scripture will transform their villages and churches and be a clear tool to share salvation with family and friends.

The Mbula people are farmers. They make a living from their land, but poverty plagues them. Although they live in rural areas, the influences of urban civilization are making inroads into their villages.

What are their beliefs?
Historically, Mbula speakers have been passionate about Scripture translation. Sixty years after they first received Danish missionaries, a mother tongue speaker translated parts of God's Word on his own. However, he lacked help to produce a full, high-quality translation; today, his manuscripts are illegible.

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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:Adamawa state: Numan, Girei, Song, Shelleng and Demsa LGAs.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mbula-Bwazza, Bere
People Name General: Mbula-Bwazza
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106492
Joshua Project People ID: 13641
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 120,000
Population all Countries: 120,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Mbula-Bwazza
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mbula-Bwazza (120,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mbu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity48.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions52.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent50.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2008
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mbula-Bwazza
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mbula - Mbula-Bwazza
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Mbula-Bwazza, Bere in Nigeria

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    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Mbula-Bwazza Nigeria    
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