Jola, Falor, Palor in Senegal

Joshua Project has identified the Jola, Falor, Palor only in Senegal





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Palor are an agricultural people living in the west of Senegal near to the coast. They raise millet, peanuts and beans as well as a variety of fruit trees. The Palor live in square mud brick houses, clustered together in enclosed compounds.

The Palor are part of the larger Cangin people groups, originally all speaking one language. For various reasons, over the centuries they split into their different ways and now have distinct, separate languages. Christianity came to the Palor in the early 1800's, but in the last 40 years the area has become largely Muslim.

Desertification is causing the water table to drop each year and water is becoming more and more scarce. Spiritually, most Palor who practice Islam or Catholicism also retain many of their traditional animistic beliefs. It is these beliefs that need to be challenged with the Gospel.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jola, Falor, Palor
People Name in Country Jola, Falor, Palor
Population in Senegal 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Falor, Palor, Sereer, Waro
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Atlantic-Jola
People Name General Jola, Falor, Palor
Ethnic Code NAB56c
People ID 11185
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West central, west southwest of Thiès.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Palor (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Palor 14,000
For Primary Language: Palor

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
6.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
69.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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