Ndut in Senegal

The Ndut have only been reported in Senegal
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Introduction / History

The Ndut are part of the larger Cangin people groups. Besides the Ndut there are the Lehar, the Palor, the Non and the Djegem. Originally they all spoke one language, but over centuries they are now distinct, separate languages. Oral tradition holds that the Cangin peoples took part in the great Sereer migration that began around 1000 AD and moved south from the Senegal River valley. Sandwiched between several Wolof kingdoms from the 14th century to the colonial times, the Cangin peoples resisted integration with the Wolof, zealously guarding their ethnic purity. With the acceptance of Christianity or Islam and the stop on slave raids, the relations with the Wolof became friendlier.

Today most of the Ndut people are fluent in the Wolof language and have integrated well into the national life. But they still continue to use and value their mother tongue and have maintained a sense of pride in their cultural uniqueness. Christianity came to the Ndut in the early 1800s. But in the last 40 years the area has become largely Muslim. Most Ndut 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.

The Ndut are an agricultural people living in the west of Senegal near the coast. They raise millet, peanuts, beans, as well as a variety of fruit trees. But increased desertification has made water scarce, so many have moved to Dakar and to work as teachers, masons, carpenters, domestic helpers, mechanics and other occupations. Traditionally the Ndut people live in square mud brick houses clustered together in enclosed compounds, but today many are using cement blocks to build their homes even in the villages. Other traditional practices are giving way to Islamic ones. One man may have up to four wives (Muslim), but traditionally will have only up to two.

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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ndut
People Name in Country Ndut
Population this Country 58,000
Population all Countries 58,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Sereer
People ID 13296
ROP3 Code 107177
Country Senegal
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: between Thies town and Atlantic coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Senegal
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: between Thies town and Atlantic coast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
27.00 %
0.00 %
43.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Ndut (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ndv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ndut (58,000 speakers)
Language Code ndv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndut

Primary Language:  Ndut

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2007-2018)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2020)
Bible-Complete No
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