• PEOPLE NAME: TIBA OF NIGERIA


PEID: 14128

ROP: 110032

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Gaa - (ttb)

Alternate Name(s): Gaa

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 19,500

Global Population: 19,500


PEID: 14128

ROP: 110032

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Tiba of Nigeria, numbering 19,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Nigeria. Their primary language is Gaa. The primary religion practiced by the Tiba is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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