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Bambuka in Nigeria

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,900 Kyak Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 % No No   

Bambuka in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
It is said that the Bambuka migrated from the east through Suahkwei from Suahsepp according to one fable. In another, it is believed that the father of the Bambuka, Bipbahgum Mbandana, dropped from the sky with his kapb beinna on the hills above JAH Jingkeb yah tang ahh, and the foot print and his staff, kapb beinna is still on the rocks.

Where are they located?
They live in Karim Lamido, LGA Taraba State, Nigeria.

What are their lives like?
They practice subsistence farming. They are very dedicated to the concept that they must be free and independent from dominating foreign forces.

What are their beliefs?
Traditional religious beliefs are receding and giving way to Christianity.

What are their needs?
They have a lack of religious teachers, mnisters and religious books.

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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: Balanga LGA; Taraba state: Karim Lamido LGA; Adamawa state: Lamurda LGA small area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Bambuka
People Name General: Bambuka
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100927
Joshua Project People ID: 18836
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,900
Population all Countries: 9,900
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Bambuka
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kyak (9,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bka    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
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 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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Bambuka in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Bambuka Nigeria    
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            Bambuka in Nigeria          
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