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Tima, Lomorik in Sudan

Tima, Lomorik

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,000 Tima Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Tima, Lomorik in Sudan

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Between 1987 and 2002, the Nuba Mountain region in northern Sudan where the Tima live was a battle zone in the second Sudanese civil war and the area was continually devastated. Due to wars, instability, and the isolation of the area, research has rarely been conducted and has only been possible within brief time spans. During the past 50 years the Tima people have undergone many cultural, religious, social, and political changes. Many parts of Tima society, such as its language, its dances, songs and games, and its religious beliefs are changing. Islam has largely replaced their traditional religion.

Ministry Obstacles
The Nuba Mountain area where the Tima people live is not easy for outsiders to enter. Also, the Tima language has no scripture available or any other kind of Christian resource.

Outreach Ideas
Much sustained prayer is needed for all of Sudan. Pray for peace with South Sudan, and for all tribes and peoples to gain an interest in knowing and following Jesus Christ.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today within this small tribe.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for the entire Nuba Mountain region to be stable and safe, and for the tribes in the area to prosper.

Scripture Focus
They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.

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Country: Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:13 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Janub Kurdufan state: Jebel Tima village, 15 km southwest of Katla, north of Lagawa.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Tima, Lomorik
People Name General: Tima
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110063
Joshua Project People ID: 15490
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,000
Population all Countries: 7,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nuba Mountains
People Name General: Tima
Ethnic Code: NAB66h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tima (7,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tms    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
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]
None Reported
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Tima, Lomorik in Sudan

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Nuba Mountains     Africa, East and Southern    
      Tima Sudan    
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            Tima, Lomorik in Sudan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Tima  
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