Jahanka in Mali


Population
7,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Jahanka are a mysterious people group, including Islamic holy men. As holy men (Muslim clerics), they conduct Islamic worship rituals and provide Qur'anic teaching in the villages. Because of their desire for religious piety they often remove themselves from secularized society and live in rural villages. Families will send their boys off to Jahanka villages to attend Islamic schools run by the Jahanka. Those who do not function as holy men make their living by subsistence farming.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition will be present when the Gospel of Jesus Christ is presented to the Jahanka. People must be prepared for this. Also, no scripture is available in the Jahanka language.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for Christian radio to be made available to this tribe. Pray for good programming that will be appealing and understandable.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There probably are no followers of Jesus among this tribe in Mali. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for peace in Mali. And pray the Jahanka tribe will increasingly be drawn to the man Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read in the mosque.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jahanka
People Name in Country Jahanka
Population in Mali 7,600
World Population 118,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Diakhanke, Malinka, Malinke, Maninka
People ID 12311
ROP3 Code 104152
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kayes region: Kéniéba circle, 20 km southeast of Kéniebé town, Kofoulabé, a few other villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mali
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kayes region: Kéniéba circle, 20 km southeast of Kéniebé town, Kofoulabé, a few other villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Jahanka (7,600 speakers)
Language Code jad   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jahanka
Primary Language Jahanka (7,600 speakers)
Language Code jad   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jahanka

Primary Language:  Jahanka

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 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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
Photo Source GoWestAfrica   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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