Fali in Cameroon


Population
30,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fali people are called Bana in Nigeria. They also live in Cameroon. In Nigeria, the Bana live in the northeast, mainly in the Mubi District.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Fali in Fula means 'perched' and relates to the Fali settlements on the mountainsides. They do farming and hunting. Their main crops are millet, peanuts and cotton.

The Bana are exogamous. They live with or near to the parents of the husband. Inheritance is generally passed to the sons. They have clans with chiefs and with lands. They speak a few languages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bana have an indigenous religion. They believe in a creator god called Faw and a mother goddess called Ona, their earth deity. They pray to ancestors to pray to Faw for them. Many if not most of the Bana have now converted to Islam. Many have become Muslims recently.


Prayer Points

* Pray that with the Fali or Bana believing in a creator god that this will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will have dreams and visions leading them to salvation too.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fali_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Fali, Bana
People Name in Country Fali
Population in Cameroon 30,000
World Population 59,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baza, Mizeran
People ID 10632
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country On Nigeria border, Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, Bourrah Subdivision, north and northeast of Bourrah.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country On Nigeria border, Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, Bourrah Subdivision, north and northeast of Bourrah.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Bana (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bcw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bana (30,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bcw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1985)
New Testament Yes
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bana
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
58.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
57.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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