Nalu in Guinea-Bissau

Population

10,300

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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-Bissau 10,300
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-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest near the coast

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nalu (10,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nalu 10,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
81.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: Paul Spencer  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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