Banda, Nafana in Cote d'Ivoire

Population

83,500

Christian

5%

Evangelical

0.90%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Banda or Nafana are mostly subsistence farmers, raising yams and corn for food and cashews for a cash crop. Their language (Nafaanra) is a tonal language, with a basic word order of subject-object-verb. A hospitable people, they have avoided serious conflict with other more aggressive groups.

Ministry Obstacles

Christian believers in this tribe have suffered some persecution, but sometimes persecution can result in believers being purified in their faith.


Outreach Ideas

The New Testament is available in the language of this tribe, and there are other resources available as well. Pray that workers will be found to carry these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a number of followers of Christ in this tribe. Pray they will understand and believe the Gospel of grace, and not mix it with legalistic requirements found in their earlier religions.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this tribe will continue to live in peace with neighboring tribes, and will have good crops to feed and care for their people.

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Country Cote d'Ivoire
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country
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People Name General Banda, Nafana
People Name in Country Banda, Nafana
ROP3 Code 100951
Joshua Project People ID 10636
Indigenous Yes
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 83,500
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Banafo, Banda, Nafana, Senufo,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nafaanra
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Banda, Nafana
Ethnic Code NAB56a
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  0.90% )
Ethnic Religions
90.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
5.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
100.00%
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