Serer-Non in Senegal

Joshua Project has identified the Serer-Non only in Senegal

Population

41,300

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

On the westernmost tip of Africa lies Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. The Noon (pronounced ‘known’) people live in villages not far from Dakar. Primarily subsistence farmers, they grow peanuts, millet, beans, manioc and mangos. But many younger people move to the capital for jobs. Noon people prefer speaking their mother tongue, but few written materials exist in their minority language. Schools are conducted in French; most business is done in the trade language, Wolof.

Two previous songwriting workshops created Scripture-based songs in local music styles. These led to increased use of Noon choral songs in churches, which directly engaged young people with the New Testament.

A 1987 language survey determined the definite translation need, which an expatriate couple began in 1993. At that time, churches began having laymen translate weekly Gospel readings into Noon. A Noon team translated the New Testament, which was dedicated in 2012.

Church leaders are leading transition literacy classes to help people read Noon Scriptures fluently and feel comfortable using them. For children, seniors, and those not yet literate, the New Testament is being put into audio format.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Serer-Non
People Name in Country Serer-Non
Population in Senegal 41,300
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Niominka, Sereer
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Atlantic
People Name General Serer-Non
Ethnic Code NAB56c
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Thiès area
People Group Map Serer-Non in Senegal PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Noon (41,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Noon 41,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2003)
New Testament Yes   (2012)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Scripture The Seed Company Translation Project

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.33 %)
18.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
77.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Photo Source: Link Up Africa
Map Source: Anonymous
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