Soninke, Sarakole in France



Population

40,300

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Soninke people video

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Introduction / History

The Soninke are a people spread across at least seven countries in West Africa. They are primarily agriculturalists growing millet, rice, corn, peanuts and vegetables. They live in mud brick houses with flat roofs grouped together in enclosed compounds.

Historically, the Soninke are traders and travelers. With the increasing difficulty of farming resulting from the desertification of the land and since French colonialization, the Soninke have turned increasingly to travel and work outside of the area. Consequently, they have maintained an above average standard of living and are known to be relatively rich. In spite of being so well traveled, the Soninke have held fast to their traditional ways.

Economically, the Soninke are having to find new sources of income with the increasing difficulties in farming. Health care is a great need. Spiritually, the Soninke are known to be virtually all Muslim, although traditional beliefs are usually held alongside those of Islam. There are only 2 or 3 believers reported in Mali.



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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-04-14
People Name General Soninke
People Name in Country Soninke, Sarakole
Population in France 40,000
World Population 2,317,000
Countries 8
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Azer, Sarakole, Sarawulé, Serahuli, Serer, Toubakai
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Soninke
People Name General Soninke
Ethnic Code NAB63j
People ID 14996

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Soninke (40,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Soninke 40,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2001-2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Soninke
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Soninke

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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