Neho in Cote d'Ivoire

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






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Neyo migrated from Liberia and first settled in the western part of Cote d'Ivoire. It was as a result of wars that they came to settle in their present location.

Where Are they Located?

They are located in the Sassandra sub prefecture of Cote d'Ivoire, most of their 24 villages are along the sea coast.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Their economy is based on agriculture. They were formally fishermen but had to abandon this occupation as a result of the presence of Ghanian fishermen.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Neyo are mostlly animists. Each family worships a particular spirit which theu belive protects them and assures them of good fortune. Each village also worhips a particular deity. The Neyo worships a cayman as their overall deity, who they believe protects every Neyo from drowning. There are evangelical churches among the Neyo. However, the members are mostly outsiders.

What Are Their Needs?

They need basic amenities such as electricity, pipeborne water, schools and hospitals.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the clear proclamation of the gospel among them.
* Pray that God will give a missionary vision to the evangelical churches working among them, so they could focus on the Neyo.

Profile Source:   AMI Cote d'Ivoire  

People Name General Neho
People Name in Country Neho
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gwibwen, Towi
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Kru
People Name General Neho
Ethnic Code NAB59j
People ID 13323
Country Cote d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southern Department, Sassandra Subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Neyo (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Neyo 14,000
For Primary Language: Neyo

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
3.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Profile Source: AMI Cote d'Ivoire  
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