Ganadougou, Gana in Mali

Joshua Project has identified the Ganadougou, Gana only in Mali

Population

136,000

Christian

15.0%

Evangelical

0.60%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: IMB


Introduction / History

The Gana (also called Ganadugu or Ganadougou) have an estimated population of 80,000. They created their own culture, which seems to be a mixture of the Fulani, Senufo and Bambara cultures. They are a very independent people and speak a form of Bambara, though they consider themselves to be culturally distinct from the Bambara.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Gana are Islam in name, animism in practice.

There are two known Christian families, and one known church. Two missionary units with Christian Missionary Alliance are working in 11 Gana villages.


What are Their Needs?

An FM radio station reaches all the villages and has at least one gospel broadcast per day, but none in the Gana language.

Suggestions and rationale for engaging this people group: This is a possibility for an Engaging Church. It is recommended that teams of prayer walkers come to lay groundwork. More research is needed to identify specific villages, but the recommended strategic location for future work among the Gana is in Mena, where there has never been a missionary presence or church.

Teams would face remote and primitive living conditions.

The Gana risk persecution from their family and friends if they convert to Christianity. Several families are already experiencing persecution.

There is potential for partnering with Christian Missionary Alliance and the radio station that broadcasts Christian programs. There is the possibility of using radio to do religious broadcasts in Bambara (a language spoken by some Gana) and to possibly create Chronological Bible Storying tapes.




Profile Source: IMB

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ganadougou, Gana
People Name in Country Ganadougou, Gana
Population in Mali 136,000
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Malinke-Bambara
People Name General Ganadougou, Gana
Ethnic Code NAB63a
Country Mali
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bamanankan (136,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bamanankan 136,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bamanankan
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
15%    ( Evangelical  0.60% )
Ethnic Religions
30.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
55.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
80.00%
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