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Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria

Tapshin, Tapshinawa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,200 Sur Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.50 % No No   

Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Kusur-Myet migrated to the old Borno Empire which is presently known as Borno State in Nigeria. They later moved and settled in Gyanggyang in Plateau State, then they further moved to Kabwir, and to Dishili. The Kusur and some of their Myet relations finally settled in Tapshin and Dasham, their current locations in Tafawa Belewa Local Government Areas of Bauchi. While other Myet settled in Myet in Kanke LGA of Plateau States. Their population is estimated to be 90,000 or more.

While the people see themselves as one language group speaking two dialects, they identify themselves as two separate people groups, either Kusur or Myet. They do not have a single name for the two groups.

They relate peacefully with their close neighbours. Their wives are mostly from the Ngas, Jarawa and Bijim speaking communities.

The people are primarily farmers. They cultivate guinea corn, maize, beans, fonio (acha), onions and tomatoes. Their men also engage in carpentry and blacksmithing.

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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:Bauchi state: Tafawa Balewa LGA; Plateau state: Pankshin LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Tapshin, Tapshinawa
People Name General: Tapshin
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109845
Joshua Project People ID: 15267
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,200
Population all Countries: 9,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Tapshin
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sur (9,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tdl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity12.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions88.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Tapshin Nigeria    
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