Jola, Falor in Senegal

Joshua Project has identified the Jola, Falor only in Senegal
Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Palor are an agricultural people living in the west of Senegal near to the coast. They raise millet, peanuts and beans as well as a variety of fruit trees. The Palor live in square mud brick houses, clustered together in enclosed compounds.

The Palor are part of the larger Cangin people groups, originally all speaking one language. For various reasons, over the centuries they split into their different ways and now have distinct, separate languages. Christianity came to the Palor in the early 1800s, but in the last 40 years the area has become largely Muslim.

Desertification is causing the water table to drop each year and water is becoming more and more scarce. Spiritually, most Palor who practice Islam or Catholicism also retain many of their traditional animistic beliefs. It is these beliefs that need to be challenged with the Gospel.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jola, Falor
People Name in Country Jola, Falor
Population in Senegal 12,000
World Population 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
Alternate Names Falor, Palor, Sereer, Waro
People ID 11185
ROP3 Code 102994
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: northwest of Thies town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: northwest of Thies town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Paloor (12,000 speakers)
Language Code fap   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Paloor
Primary Language Paloor (12,000 speakers)
Language Code fap   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Paloor

Primary Language:  Paloor

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
6.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
69.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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