Neho in Cote d'Ivoire

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







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Main Language


Profile Source: AMI Cote d'Ivoire

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 13,600
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
Country Cote d'Ivoire
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southern Department, Sassandra Subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Neyo (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Neyo 14,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
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