Nalu in Guinea

Population

10,200

Christian

0.20%

Evangelical

0.06%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

The Nalu live along the coastal lagoons of southern Guinea-Bissau and in Guinea near Boke, Katchek Island. They mainly grow rice in this marshy area that is flooded six months out of the year, during which time the only way to get around is by canoe. The men fish and grow cola nuts; the women grow rice. Historically, they have believed in a single god, known as Kanu, assisted by male and female spirits. The people to some extent converted to Islam in the 1950s.


Ministry Obstacles

The Nalu people may have a confused worldview, a mixture of traditional religion and Islam.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to genuinely care for the physical needs of the Nalu tribe, finding ways to assist them and build bridges of friendship.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few that know and follow Jesus among the Nalu people. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established in the faith. Pray they will live upright lives, honoring Christ. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit consistently.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Nalu people will be given the gift of hearing clearly of Jesus. Pray that each person in the tribe will hear at least once who Jesus is, and what He has provided for them. Pray they hear it in their mother tongue, and hear it without confusion or uncertainty in the presentation.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Nalu
People Name in Country Nalu
Population in Guinea 10,200
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Black Baga, Nalou
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Atlantic
People Name General Nalu
Ethnic Code NAB56c
Country Guinea
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Near Boke, Katchek Island
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nalu 10,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nalu 10,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.20%    ( Evangelical  0.06% )
Ethnic Religions
4.80%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
95.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
40.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
15.00%
Roman Catholic
45.00%
Photo Source: Paul Spencer
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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