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Rukuba, Inchazi in Nigeria

Rukuba, Inchazi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
155,000 Kuce Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Rukuba, Inchazi in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Kuce speaking people of Nigeria live on rugged land in Plateau State. The people are primarily subsistence farmers, although when they need cash, they may spend two to three weeks at a time working in the nearby tin mines.

What are their lives like?
The Bace are a friendly people who coexist peacefully with the many other culture groups that surround them. The people live in villages, each of which is headed by a chief. The people believe the chief is responsible for their prosperity, and if it fails he is replaced.

What are their beliefs?
Although they believe in a Supreme Being, they consider Him unreachable. Those who do not identify themselves as Christians practice traditional religion, idol worship and fetishism.

What are their needs?
Missionaries brought Christianity to the Bace (pronounced Bache) people of Nigeria nearly 100 years ago, and now the majority identify themselves as Christians. However, they still do not have God's Word in Kuce, (Kuche) their heart language, and many believers still live in fear of spirits.

A desire for literacy and education has created great interest, not only among the churches, but also among the people at large. Church and community leaders alike are anxious to see the first phase of a New Testament translation — Luke, Acts and James — completed, with the hope that it will ultimately lead to a complete Kuce New Testament.

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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:Kaduna state: Kajuru LGA; Plateau state: Bassa LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Rukuba, Inchazi
People Name General: Rukuba
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108435
Joshua Project People ID: 14589
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 155,000
Population all Countries: 155,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Rukuba
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kuce (155,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ruk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(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: 1924-1931
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Rukuba, Inchazi in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Rukuba Nigeria    
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