Beele in Nigeria

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People Name: Beele
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,000
World Population: 2,000
Primary Language: Buli
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 60.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

In Nigeria, many languages and people groups are known by several names. People in this language group call themselves Buli. The name Buli means ‘stone’ or, by association, ‘people from the mountain.’ The people reported that they are happy with the name. The Buli have approximately 2,000 speakers spread out amongst three villages.

Where Are they Located?

The three Ɓuli villages are found in the Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State. Babban Ɓuli (Ngit) is in Birshi District. Mulan (Melaa [məlaa]) and Sira are in Dandango District. The villages wrap around the north and east sides of Ɓuli Hill, a prominent feature rising about 550 meters (1,800 feet) above the surrounding plain.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Ɓuli is used in all homes for interaction between, children, parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, and friends. However, in Babban Ɓuli they said that they also use Hausa alongside Buli in some conversations within these groups.

What Are Their Needs?

There are no markets or health clinics within Ɓuli communities.

Prayer Points

Praise God that many of the Buli are followers of Christ.
Pray for the Buli to have a secondary school.
Pray for all the Buli speakers to come to know Jesus.
Pray for songs of worship to be heard in Buli.
Pray for the Buli people to know the goodness of God.

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