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Tula in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
55,000 Tula Christianity 85.00 % 30.00 % No   

Tula in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
In a mountainous area of Nigeria, the Tula people carve terraces into steep hillsides to plant their crops. Their tight communities have lived in this region for many generations. Until 1970, Tula was the hub of the regional "Native Authority." This agency deals with various issues for Nigeria's cultural communities throughout the nation.

The Tula people generally get along well with neighboring groups, although occasional boundary disputes sometimes disturb the peace.

About 85% of the people follow Jesus. Most who are not Christians practice traditional African religion, which includes fear of spirits and ancestor worship.

Nigeria is one of the areas with the greatest remaining need for Bible translation in the world. With 512 languages in the country, more than 300 still need a translation started. Nigerian Christians will have to play a critical role in translating their own languages.

Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa, with about half of the people who are Christian concentrating in the south and half who are Muslim in the north. The Tula are surrounded by Muslims where they live in the north.

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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:Gombe state: Kaltungo LGA, 30 km east of Billiri.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Tula
People Name General: Tula
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110259
Joshua Project People ID: 15623
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 55,000
Population all Countries: 55,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Tula
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tula (55,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tul    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Yili
Dialect Code:17751
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 30.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1929-2007
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 Tula
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ki̱tule - Tula
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Tula in Nigeria

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    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Tula Nigeria    
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