Yasa, Bongwe in Equatorial Guinea

Population

980

Christian

88.0%

Evangelical

6.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Yasa villages live predominantly along the coastal plains. Most are fishermen. Women grow cassava and other staples to supplement their diet. Plantains and wild fruit are in abundance when in season.

The living fearing the dead — that’s what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Yasa village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor fisherman sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.


What are Their Beliefs?

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ’s work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.

Through Oral Bible Storytelling (OBS), the Yasa will be able to impact their people immediately, without waiting until the orthography is complete.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yasa
People Name in Country Yasa, Bongwe
Population in Equatorial Guinea 980
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bongwe, Maasa, Yasing, Yassa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Yasa
Ethnic Code NAB57k
Country Equatorial Guinea
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Rio Muni. Yasa in Rio Ntem
People Group Map Yasa, Bongwe in Equatorial Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yasa (1,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yasa 1,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
88%    ( Evangelical  6% )
Ethnic Religions
12.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
10.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
80.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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