Ega in Cote d'Ivoire


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

Population

3,030

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

According to oral tradition, the Ega originated from Togo, from where they migrated as a result of internal conflicts.After several years of migration, they came to settle in their present location. Farming is their main occupation.


Where are they Located?

The Ega are found in the Divo prefecture of Sassandra Region, south cental Cote dÍvoire.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Ega believe that that the spirits of the dead arevery much with them and could visist them at anytime. This explains why they do not wash the dishes of their evening meal, as one of their dead could visit and if not finding food to eat ,could at least lick the dishes. The Ega however claim to have been converted to Chritianity. In time past, the would meet every 1st of January to worship the sacred forest. at Hermankono, their main centre. This practice they claim is now outdated.


What are Their Needs?

Because of the presence of seven denominations among them, the Ega do not need any new denomination But the churches among them need spiritual revival. there is also the threat of islam, whose influence is represented by the exixtence of seven mosques (at the time of this research was done).


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian practice will be fully based on biblical truth rather than mixed with other beliefs.
* Ask God to send spirit-filled teachers to the different denominations.
* Pray that the gospel will be received with clear understanding.


People Name General Ega
People Name in Country Ega
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 3,000
World Population 3,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Diés, Egwa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Kru
People Name General Ega
Ethnic Code NAB59j
People ID 11720
Country Cote d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southern Department, Diés Canton, Borondoukou village near Gly.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ega (3,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ega 3,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: Action Missionnaire Interafricaine 
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