Mandingo, Mandinka in Benin

Population

10,900

Christian

1.0%

Evangelical

0.30%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Mandinka people video

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Introduction

Mandinka villages are fairly autonomous and self-ruled, being led by a chief and group of elders. Mandinkas live in an oral society. Learning is traditionally done through stories, songs, and proverbs. Western education's impact has been minimal. However, more than half the adult population can read the local Arabic script. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries as many as a third of the Mandinka population were shipped to the Americas as slaves. A significant portion of the African-Americans in the United States are descended from the Mandinka people. The majority of the Mandinka were still animists at the beginning of the 18th century, but today most practice Islam mixed with traditional beliefs.


Ministry Obstacles

Workers should remember that the Mandinka are an oral society and oral means of communicating will likely be most effective.


Outreach Ideas

The New Testament and many other Gospel resources are available in the language of the Mandinka. Workers are needed to take these to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the few followers of Christ among the Mandinka will hate what is evil and cling to what is good. Pray they will be sent teachers to instruct them, especially using oral methods.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for an improved literacy rate, and for parents to see the importance of providing an education for their children.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Mandingo, Mandinka
People Name in Country Mandingo, Mandinka
Population in Benin 10,900
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Malinke, Mandinko, Sose
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Malinke
People Name General Mandingo, Mandinka
Ethnic Code NAB63h
Country Benin
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mandinka (11,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mandinka 11,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-2000)
New Testament Yes   (1989)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mandinka
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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