Eotile, Mekyibo in Côte d'Ivoire

Joshua Project has identified the Eotile only in Côte d'Ivoire
Population
300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

There are at least three oral traditions about the origin of the Eotile. One of the traditions claim that the Eotile, whose former name was Mekyibo were a long time ago placed on earth by God. A second version is that as a result of war with the Anyi, the Eotile fled from the south-west of the Abi lagoon towards Mosou to found Vitre village, A third version is that hte Eotile were of the Mekyibo who came out of two villages Abondji and Nbihon, which are at the bottom of the Abi lagoon.

The name Eotile was given to them by the Anyi and it means "the people that came out of water".


Where Are they Located?

They are found in Etueboue and Grand Bassam prefectures, south east of Cote d'Ivoire.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mostly fishermen and subsistent farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bosson Assemlan is their principal deity. He is said to be represented by a rock in the Abi lagoon, and the tip if the rock is visible. He is also believed to be the spirit of a white man who receives articles of sacrifice such as Roman wine,chickens and bananas.In addition to Bosson Assemlan, every village has its own deity


What Are Their Needs?

No presing social need, they have the basic amenities.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the people will turn from worshiping idols to worship the living God.
* Pray for a persevering spirit for the evangelical churches working among them.
* Pray that God will sustain the faith of the few Eotile converts, who often are persecuted.


People Name General Eotile
People Name in Country Eotile, Mekyibo
Population in Côte d'Ivoire 300
World Population 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Byetri, Ehotile, Mekyibo
People ID 11145
ROP3 Code 102932
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Comoé District, Grand Bassam subprefecture, Vitre I and Vitre II villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Comoé District, Grand Bassam subprefecture, Vitre I and Vitre II villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Beti (300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: eot   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Beti (300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: eot   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Beti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Profile Source: Action Missionnaire Interafricaine 
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