Anii in Benin


Population
42,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Anii language has quite a number of dialects, and each village may speak its own dialect. There may be difficulty in understanding between these dialects. According to the Ethnologue, individuals in the Anii tribe may also speak French, Southern Nago, Tem, and perhaps Akaselem.

Benin has the largest population of Anii people, but there is also a sizable minority in Togo. There are about 18 villages of Anii in Benin, and four in Togo. Many of the villages developed somewhat in isolation from each other, hence the difficulties of understanding the different dialects. The Anii people are said to be rather diverse, not only in language and dialect.


Where Are they Located?

In Benin, Basilla is the largest city occupied by the Anii, and is near the border with Togo. In Togo, Balanka, Kouloumi, Nandjoubi, and Afem are the Anii villages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Anii are Muslim. Churches in the area are said to not include people from the Anii tribe.


What Are Their Needs?

Scripture is not available in the Anii language, although it is available in some of the other languages spoken by the Anii. Please pray for availability of scripture, and for other resources such as the Jesus film. Gospel recordings are available in Anii.


Prayer Points

* Pray for evangelists and church planters to be sent to the Anii, in both Benin and Togo.
* Pray the Lord will prepare hearts to understand and believe.
* Pray these new believers will become zealous disciples of Jesus.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anii_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/blo


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Anii
People Name in Country Anii
Population in Benin 42,000
World Population 59,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Akpe, Anni, Baseca, Basila
People ID 10706
Country Benin
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest Donga department: Bassila commune, on Togo border, and 18 area villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Benin
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest Donga department: Bassila commune, on Togo border, and 18 area villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Anii   People group listing
Language Code: blo   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Anii   People group listing
Language Code: blo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Anii

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
11.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
3.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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