Waama, Yoabou in Benin

Joshua Project has identified the Waama, Yoabou only in Benin





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People Name General Waama, Yoabou
People Name in Country Waama, Yoabou
Population in Benin 106,000
World Population 106,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Waama, Yoabu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Waama, Yoabou
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 16045
Country Benin
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Atakora Province, at least 20 villages. Natitingou is cultural center. Several thousand in Cotonou, Parakou area, and west Nigeria.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Waama (106,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Waama 106,000
For Primary Language: Waama

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1986)
New Testament Yes   (1994)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Waama Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
0.00 %
30.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
32.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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