Avikam, Brignan in Cote d'Ivoire

Joshua Project has identified the Avikam only in Cote d'Ivoire





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Introduction / History

The Avikam people of southern Cote d'Ivoire live in a tropical rainforest fringed by a coastal lagoon. The nearby city of Abidjan, the country's economic capital, is also home to many of them.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of people earn a living from agriculture. Some are subsistence farmers, living off what they raise in their own fields. Others work in agricultural cooperatives that grow palm oil, coconut, cassava or bananas. Still others work for large producers of rubber and palm oil.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Christian workers from Africa and Europe brought the Gospel to the Avikam people about 100 years ago. Today a large percentage profess Christianity but also follow the rules of animistic traditions deeply ingrained in their cultures. Those strong in their faith often face daily pressures from those who insist on using fetishes — objects believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others — to ward off evil spirits.

What Are Their Needs?

Avikam Christians are beginning work to translate the Bible. The Word of God in Avikam will give Christians the grounding in their faith they have lacked. Strengthened as Christ's disciples, they will be equipped to share His Good News with their animist neighbors and resist animist influences themselves. Scriptures set to music will enhance worship. This exemplary grass roots effort may well spark new, church-led Bible translations in other parts of Cote d'Ivoire.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Avikam
People Name in Country Avikam, Brignan
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 32,000
World Population 32,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Brignan, Co Sung, Kaixien, Kha Qui, Kha Quy, Khu Xung, Laho, Lahu, Lahu Na, Lahuna, Laku, Launa, Lohe, Lohei, Luong, Moso, Muhso, Mussar, Musso, Mussuh, Namen, Xa La Vang, Xa Puoi, Xa Toong
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Avikam
Ethnic Code NAB59k
People ID 10499
Country Cote d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southern Department, Grand Lahou coastal plain area, Avikam Canton.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Avikam (32,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Avikam 32,000
For Primary Language: Avikam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1957)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Avikam Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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