Fula Jalon in Belgium


Population
8,300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fula Jalon people are from the West African nations of Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. They are part of the much larger Fulani peoples who are among the largest and most powerful in West Africa.


Where Are they Located?

The Fula Jalon people are originally from West Africa, but a small number of them have migrated to Belgium where most live in Brussels, Antwerp, or Flanders.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In deciding which immigrants to admit from developing countries, Belgium has favored those with a good education and professional skills. Though they usually live a more prosperous life than they did in West Africa, but life is not easy for them.

Africans like the Fula Jalons must adjust to many changes in Belgium. Personal relationships are different. Many of them must adjust to having a spouse in a different continent, and living with a different set of social expectations. Africans assume that the group rises or falls together, but in the West they must adjust to an individualistic culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fula Jalon are almost completely Muslim, faithfully believing the teachings of Islam. They believe that Allah is the only god and that Mohammed is his prophet. Most likely they also believe in the spirit world and in ancestral spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

Efforts to evangelize these people have resulted in only a very small number of Fula Jalon believers. They are apparently very devoted to their Islamic religion and see it as a fulfillment of their needs. To win these people to Christ, further prayer is needed for God to open their hearts and eyes to the truth.


Prayer Points

* Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Ask the Lord of the harvest to send missionaries to share the gospel with Muslim African peoples in Europe.
* Pray that God will give the small number of Fula Jalon believers boldness to share Christ with their own people.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Fula Jalon church for the glory of His name!
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Fula Jalon people in Europe.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11769/BE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11769/GV
http://afroeurope.blogspot.com/2009/04/black-people-in-contemporary-belgium.html
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/africans/
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007010-eng.htm


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
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People Name General Fula Jalon
People Name in Country Fula Jalon
Population in Belgium 8,300
World Population 5,811,400
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Fulbe Futa Jalon, Futa Dyalon, Futa Fula, Futa Jallon, Futa Jalon Fulani, Fuuta Jalon, Kebu Fula, Peul
People ID 11769
ROP3 Code 103072
Country Belgium
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Belgium
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Pular (8,300 speakers)
Language Code fuf   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pular
Primary Language Pular (8,300 speakers)
Language Code fuf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pular

Primary Language:  Pular

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1929-2011)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2011)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Pular
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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