Banda, Nafana in Côte d'Ivoire


Population
92,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Banda or Nafana are mostly subsistence farmers, raising yams and corn for food and cashews for a cash crop. Their language (Nafaanra) is a tonal language, with a basic word order of subject-object-verb. A hospitable people, they have avoided serious conflict with other more aggressive groups.


Ministry Obstacles

Christian believers in this tribe have suffered some persecution, but sometimes persecution can result in believers being purified in their faith.


Outreach Ideas

The New Testament is available in the language of this tribe, and there are other resources available as well. Pray that workers will be found to carry these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a number of followers of Christ in this tribe. Pray they will understand and believe the Gospel of grace, and not mix it with legalistic requirements found in their earlier religions.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this tribe will continue to live in peace with neighboring tribes, and will have good crops to feed and care for their people.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Banda, Nafana
People Name in Country Banda, Nafana
Population in Côte d'Ivoire 92,000
World Population 179,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Banafo, Banda, Nafana, Senufo
People ID 10636
ROP3 Code 100951
Primary Language: Nafaanra   People group listing
Language Code: nfr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nafaanra   People group listing
Language Code: nfr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nafaanra

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1982-2000)
New Testament Yes   (1984)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.90 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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