Jotoni, Jowulu in Mali





Largest Religion

Main Language



The Jotoni of Mali are a small tribe, speaking the Jowulu language, Bambara and French. Conditions in Mali are often harsh, with GNP of only $1200 per person. Mali's subsistence agricultural economy is often devastated by drought, famine, desertification and locust plagues. The country has freedom of religion, in spite of the large Muslim majority. The Jotoni tribe is animistic.

Ministry Obstacles

The land of the Jotoni is not hospitable to outsiders, conditions are often harsh.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the many Christian believers in lands to the south of Mali will be burdened for the tribes of Mali. Pray for this, and that they won't overlook the small Jotoni tribe.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no believers in Jesus among the Jotoni tribe at present, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be completely humble and gentle toward one another.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Jotoni tribe will be able to provide for their families, with clean water, sufficient food and shelter, and schools for their children.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-02-13
People Name General Jotoni, Jowulu
People Name in Country Jotoni, Jowulu
Population in Mali 15,000
World Population 16,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Jori, Jotoni, Jowulu, Samogho
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Malinke
People Name General Jotoni, Jowulu
Ethnic Code NAB63z
People ID 12370
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country 3rd region, Kadiolo Prefecture, Loulouni Subprefecture.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jowulu (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Jowulu 14,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2004)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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