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Bole, Bolewa in Nigeria

Bole, Bolewa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
150,000 Bole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Bole, Bolewa in Nigeria

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Research documents complimented by oral traditions have it that the Bolewa tribe appear to have eastern origins, tracing their westward movements from the Middle East. The Bolewa are believed to have left Yemen in Southern Arabia a little after 940 AD. Between 1100 AD and 1500 AD, they moved westward to the shores of Lake Chad and into Nigeria. Known for their hard work, educational advantage and connections, the Bolewa can be found in virtually all sectors of the Nigerian economy, including public service. The main area where the Bolewa people reside includes the terrorist group Boko Haram, which seeks to unleash mayhem, fear and ethnic cleansing.

Ministry Obstacles
The presence of terrorist groups in the home area of the Bolewa brings an extra measure of danger and difficulty in taking the Gospel to the Bolewa people.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray that Gospel radio will become increasingly available throughout Nigeria, and that these broadcasts will include the language of the Bolewa people. Pray also that Gospel recordings (which are available in this language) will be widely circulated.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Christians have lived in the region in which the Bolewa people live for quite some time, but the number of Christian believers within this tribe today are very few in number. Please pray for them and others who will soon become followers of Christ, that the Lord will protect them from terrorist groups and will give them eagerness to know and and serve Jesus.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for peace throughout the homeland area of the Bolewa tribe, and for all of northeastern Nigeria.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-21
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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: Dukku, Alkaleri, and Darazo LGAs; Gombe state: Dukku LGA; Yobe state: Fika LGA; Plateau state: Wase LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Bole, Bolewa
People Name General: Bole, Bolewa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101564
Joshua Project People ID: 10914
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 150,000
Population all Countries: 150,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Bole, Bolewa
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bole (150,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bol    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Bolewa
Dialect Code:2042
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Bole, Bolewa in Nigeria

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People Cluster
    Benue     Africa, West and Central    
      Bole, Bolewa Nigeria    
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