Nglwa, Mbato in Cote d'Ivoire


Joshua Project has identified the Nglwa, Mbato only in Cote d'Ivoire

Population

38,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Mbato language group of southern Cote d'Ivoire likes to be called Nglwa. They live in a tropical rainforest fringed by a coastal lagoon. The nearby city of Abidjan, the country's economic capital, is also home to many of them. The majority of people earn a living from agriculture. Some are subsistence farmers, living off what they raise in their own fields. Others work in agricultural cooperatives that grow palm oil, coconut, cassava or bananas. Still others work for large producers of rubber and palm oil.

Christian workers from Africa and Europe brought the Gospel to the Nglwa people about 100 years ago. Today a large percentage profess Christianity but also follow the rules of animistic traditions deeply ingrained in their cultures. Those strong in their faith often face daily pressures from those who insist on using fetishes - objects believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others - to ward off evil spirits. Nglwa Christians are beginning work to translate the Bible. The Word of God in Nglwa will give Christians the grounding in their faith they have lacked. Strengthened as Christ's disciples, they will be equipped to share His Good News with their animist neighbors and resist animist influences themselves. Scriptures set to music will enhance worship. This exemplary grass roots effort may well spark new, church-led Bible translations in other parts of Cote d'Ivoire.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nglwa, Mbato
People Name in Country Nglwa, Mbato
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 38,000
World Population 38,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gwa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Nglwa, Mbato
Ethnic Code NAB59k
People ID 19062
Country Cote d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southern Department, Petit Alépé Subprefecture.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mbato (38,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbato 38,000
For Primary Language: Mbato

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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