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Tambes in Nigeria

Tambes

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
14,000 Tambas Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % No No   

Tambes in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Marom are popularly called Tambes. Tambes is the broad name for their dispersed settlements in Pankshin Local Government area of Plateau State. They are estimated to be about 7,000 people. They trace their origin back in Chad, where their ancestors migrated through Maiduguri in North Eastern Nigeria to Bununu in Bauchi State, and to their present location. It is believed that this movement was influenced by conflict and the search for more arable land.

The Marom are mainly farmers. They grow, maize, fonio (acha), millet, sorghum (guinea corn), rice, sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes. Maize is their main crop.

They are bordered by Ngas, Mupun a dialect of Mwaghavul and Fyer speaking groups, with whom they relate cordially, evidenced by intermarriages with all three groups.

They observe a cultural festival called Fatdi Rom. It is a celebration that showcases the cultural diversity and uniqueness of Marom people. It features the display of their unique artifacts, the cultural dances, and songs in the Tambes or Rom language. The high point of the celebration is the crowning of the winner of a local pageant as Miss Rom.

They have a local delicacy called Waap. It is made of fonio (acha), olive oil, locust beans (dawadawa) and meat.

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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:Plateau state: Pankshin LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tambes
People Name General: Tambes
ROP3 Code: 109780
Joshua Project People ID: 15229
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 14,000
Population all Countries: 14,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Tambes
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Language
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Primary Language: Tambas (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tdk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant65.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic35.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Tambes in Nigeria

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