The Kusur-Myet migrated to the old Borno Empire which is presently known as Borno State in Nigeria. They later moved and settled in Gyanggyang in Plateau State, then they further moved to Kabwir, and to Dishili. The Kusur and some of their Myet relations finally settled in Tapshin and Dasham, their current locations in Tafawa Belewa Local Government Areas of Bauchi. While other Myet settled in Myet in Kanke LGA of Plateau States. Their population is estimated to be 90,000 or more.
While the people see themselves as one language group speaking two dialects, they identify themselves as two separate people groups, either Kusur or Myet. They do not have a single name for the two groups.
They relate peacefully with their close neighbours. Their wives are mostly from the Ngas, Jarawa and Bijim speaking communities.
The people are primarily farmers. They cultivate guinea corn, maize, beans, fonio (acha), onions and tomatoes. Their men also engage in carpentry and blacksmithing.
* Scripture Prayers for the Tapshin, Tapshinawa in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
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|People Name General||Tapshin|
|People Name in Country||Tapshin, Tapshinawa|
|Population this Country||9,700|
|Population all Countries||9,700|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Bauchi state: Tafawa Balewa LGA; Plateau state: Pankshin LGA. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
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|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
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