Maninka, Sankaran in Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Maninka, Sankaran only in Guinea

Population

90,400

Christian

0.01%

Evangelical

0.01%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Sankaran are one of the Maninka groups in Guinea. While they are an Islamic people, ancestor worship is practiced by many. The Maninka are an oral people (75 percent non-literate), and have proved resistant to the Gospel message. They have a system of occupational castes, the most important of which are the musicians and blacksmiths, who are set apart in society and revered. When a singer dies, it's as if a library has been burned because he carries with him the oral tradition of the people. Blacksmiths are believed to have special magical powers.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual oppression is present when the Gospel of Christ is presented. Please pray against this oppression, so that people will have the freedom to respond to the message.


Outreach Ideas

There are a few Christian groups in Guinea. Pray that Christians from at least one of these groups will be given a heart and burden to share the story of Christ with the Sankaran Maninka.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few followers of Jesus within this group. Pray their faith will be protected, and that they will somehow be instructed in their walk with Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for a rising literacy rate among this tribe, especially for the young people. Pray parents will understand the importance of a good education for their children.

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Country Guinea
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Maninka, Sankaran
People Name in Country Maninka, Sankaran
ROP3 Code 114711
Joshua Project People ID 19216
Indigenous Yes
Population in Guinea 90,400
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maninka, Sankaran 90,365
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Malinke
People Name General Maninka, Sankaran
Ethnic Code NAB63z
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.01%    ( Evangelical  0.01% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.99%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
80.00%
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