Jola-Kwatay in Senegal

Joshua Project has identified the Jola-Kwatay only in Senegal
Population
7,400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kwatay are an agricultural people living in southwest Senegal, along the coast south of the Casamance River, extending to Guinea-Bissau. They cultivate rice as their main staple food. The Kwatay live in cement or mud brick houses with thatched or aluminum roofs. Extended families live together in neighborhoods.

Little is known about the origin of the Kwatay, but they are related to the larger family of Jola groups. Protestant missions began work in the 1960's. Catholicism and Islam entered the area in the early 1900's, although many resisted their influence. Today, most of the Kwatay who practice Catholicism or Islam also retain their traditional beliefs.

Economically, the Kwatay rely on rice for their livelihood, but also sell palm wine, fish, and vegetables. When the rice growing season is over, jobs are scarce, and people often move away from their villages to find employment. Health care needs improvement, and the infant mortality rate is high.

The Kwatay are monogamous. Neighbors often work together by age groups to do cooperative farming.


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People Name General Jola-Kwatay
People Name in Country Jola-Kwatay
Population in Senegal 7,400
World Population 7,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
Alternate Names Jola, Kwatay
People ID 12917
ROP3 Code 105530
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ziguinchor region: Diembering, Bouyouye, Nyikine, Boukot-Diola, coastal villages south of Casamance river mouth; Dakar.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ziguinchor region: Diembering, Bouyouye, Nyikine, Boukot-Diola, coastal villages south of Casamance river mouth; Dakar..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Kuwaataay (7,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cwt   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kuwaataay (7,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cwt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kuwaataay

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1997)
New Testament Yes   (2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kuwaataay
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.62 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
55.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
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