Kpelle, Guinea in Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Kpelle only in Guinea





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People Name General Kpelle
People Name in Country Kpelle, Guinea
Population in Guinea 554,000
World Population 554,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Guerze, Pessy
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Mande
People Name General Kpelle
Ethnic Code NAB64f
People ID 12829
Country Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast at Liberia border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kpelle, Guinea (554,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kpelle, Guinea 554,000
For Primary Language: Kpelle, Guinea

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1945-1969)
New Testament No
Complete Bible Yes   (2008)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Bible Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kpelle, Guinea Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.80 %)
42.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
0.00 %
49.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.1 %
6.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
41.0 %
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
42.0 %
Photo Source: Gene Brooks  
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