Loma in Cote d'Ivoire

Joshua Project has identified the Loma only in Cote d'Ivoire





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The name Loma is derived from the word "lolema", which means "he who is proud of his power." They are probably a sub-group of the Koulango (northeast of Cote d'Ivoire) as they go as far as Tingo, a Koulango village for their rituals.

Where Are they Located?

The Loma are found in the Zanzan region, northeast of Cote d'Ivoire.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are said to be generally hostile; their neighbors, the Lobi and Lohron, are said to be wary of them because of their aggressive nature.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Each Loma village worships an idol beileved to be protecting the village. Other idols are those responsible for riches, strength and the pevention of people committing adultery.

What Are Their Needs?

They need medical services and infrastructure. They also need good roads.

Prayer Points

* Pray they will know the Truth that makes people free.
* Pray there will be a clear proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
* Pray the Lord of the harvest will send laborers to reach them with the gospel.

Profile Source:   AMI Cote d'Ivoire  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-06
People Name General Loma
People Name in Country Loma
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 3,000
World Population 3,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Loma
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 19378
Country Cote d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tèèn and Kulango areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Loma (3,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Loma 3,000
For Primary Language: Loma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
0.00 %
7.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: AMI Cote d'Ivoire  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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