Introduction / History
About 12,000 people, who live on Moloko mountain and its surrounding base, speak the Moloko language. The territory in which they live is bounded by the Mangafe and Raneo rivers in the Makalingay canton, Tokombere Sub-Division, of the Mayo-Sava Division, in the Far North Province.
According to oral traditions, the Melokwo sought refuge on Melokwo mountain during the invasion of the Fulani in the early 1800's. Today, the Melokwo reside in approximately twenty villages that encircle Melokwo mountain, and they seem to maintain friendly relations with the surrounding language groups, with intermarriages not being uncommon. Around one-tenth of the Moloko claim to be Christian, while three-quarters practice Traditional African Religion. Currently, Fulfulde is used in the churches since a Fulfulde Bible already exists, but this practice seems insufficient because interpretation into Moloko is reportedly always done. At this time, locals are very interested in the development of the language and the work of Bible translation.
Prayer is requested for the local language committee and the national translator as they begin a translation project among the Moloko. Prayer is needed for wisdom and unity among the committee members of different denominations. Pray also for the technical and spiritual support needed to bring Scripture to the Moloko.
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