Kono in Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Kono only in Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kono people live in a semi-mountainous region of Southeast Guinea. There are some Christian churches in the area, but most of the Kono hold animistic beliefs. The Christian population is very small. The Kono have been known to burn down churches and chase Christians from their villages. However, in recent years they have changed and desire for a missionary to come translate the Bible into their language. They are very eager and have even prepared a translation committee. They have been waiting for several years for someone to come and translate the Bible. They have changed from being very hostile to Christianity to being very much more open, they're just waiting to hear the Gospel.

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People Name General Kono
People Name in Country Kono
Population in Guinea 162,000
World Population 162,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Mande
People Name General Kono
Ethnic Code NAB64#
People ID 19399
Country Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast at Liberia border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kono (162,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kono 162,000
For Primary Language: Kono

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.76 %)
9.00 %
Ethnic Religions
57.00 %
0.00 %
34.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
2.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
28.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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