Jahanka in Guinea-Bissau


Population
9,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Jahanka are a mysterious people group, including Islamic holy men. As holy men (Muslim clerics) they conduct Islamic worship rituals and provide Koranic teaching in the villages. The Jahanka are very well respected and influential throughout all of West Africa.


Where Are they Located?

They are primarily located in Senegal, Guinea and the Gambia, though a smaller number live in Guinea-Bissau.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Often the clerics also maintain farms which are cultivated by young boys who receive education in the Qur'an in exchange for their labor. However, when they lost their slaves in this century, they had to devote more time to farming and less time to religious studies.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their Muslim tradition avoids the notion of jihad (holy war) in favor of pacifism.


What Are Their Needs?

The Jahanka people need open hearts and the chance to hear that there is but one savior, the man Jesus Christ, who cannot be replaced by rituals.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Jahanka people in Guinea-Bissau will use their talents and abilities to teach and disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit will come to them in such a mighty way that they will put aside anything that can get in the way of true righteousness.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12311/GA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12311/ML
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Jahanka-Malinke-People/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jahanka
People Name in Country Jahanka
Population in Guinea-Bissau 9,600
World Population 118,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Guinea-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Gabu and Tombali regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Gabu and Tombali regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Jahanka (9,600 speakers)
Language Code jad   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Jahanka
Primary Language Jahanka (9,600 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 0.30 %)
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
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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