Fali, Bana in Nigeria


Population
30,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-27
People Name General Fali, Bana
People Name in Country Fali, Bana
Population in Nigeria 30,000
World Population 60,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Baza, Mizeran
People ID 10632
ROP3 Code 100941
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Primarily in Mubi District, Mubi Division of the former Gongola State.   Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fali_people
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Primarily in Mubi District, Mubi Division of the former Gongola State..   Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fali_people

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Primary Language Bana (30,000 speakers)
Language Code bcw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bana
Primary Language Bana (30,000 speakers)
Language Code bcw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bana

Primary Language:  Bana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 1.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
37.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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