Ndola in Nigeria

Ndola
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People Name: Ndola
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 113,000
World Population: 116,800
Primary Language: Ndoola
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 60.00 %
Evangelicals: 9.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Benue
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Ndola is an ethnic group found in Nigeria, with few living in Cameroon. The Ndola people have existed in what is now called Kurmi and Ngada areas for over 1,000 years, since the split of the Bantu Kingdom from which they descended.

Where Are they Located?

Ndola people are located in Nigeria with an estimated population of 98,000 while a handful of about 4,000 are located in the Cameroon. In Nigeria they are specifically found in Taraba State living in five different local governments which include Kurmi, Bali, Gashaka, Donga and Sardauna. In September 21, 2016 the Governor of the state, Arch Darius Dickson Ishaku carved out and gave them a Special Development Area called Ngada Special Development Area.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of Ndola are farmers living in mountainous and low land regions of Taraba State.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Ndola people were originally Pagan until the arrival of the Sudan United Mission of North America and Germany. The missionaries made contact with the Ndola people via present Kurmi Local Government in its headquarters in Baissa. The majority of them are now Christians with fewer Muslims and Pagans.

Prayer Points

Pray for peace, because Fulani herdsmen have attacked and killed over 20 residents in July 2016
Pray that many of them should turn to Christ.
Pray for development in the area

Text Source:   Yakubu Ishaku