Mandyak, Manjaco in Guinea-Bissau


Population
230,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mandya, Manjaco in Guinea-Bissau are best known as the Manjack people. Their name means, "I tell you."


Where Are they Located?

The Manjaco people mainly live in northwestern Guinea-Bissau, though others live in southern Senegal or the Gambia. Some have migrated to France, a country that once held their homeland as a colony.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a rural people who make their living by subsistence farming like most people in their part of West Africa.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mandya, Manjaco people hold to traditional religion that centers around the spirits of their ancestors. They believe these ancestral spirits are selfish and vindictive, yet they have power to bring good or bad fortune. During their many rituals Manjacos have been known to demand that the ancestral spirits do them favors in return for the gifts and offerings they bring. They sometimes refer to these spirits as "workers" and the Manjacos are the "employers" who will only pay them with offerings if the spirits produce blessings.

The Manjaco people believe that funerals are essential to ensure that these spirits treat them well. Manjacos who move to cities will return to their rural homelands to participate in funeral rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

The JESUS Film is available in the Manjaco language. Someone needs to go throughout the Manjaco homeland and show them this film about the life of Jesus Christ. Then they will have the chance to chose the Lord of lords or their capricious ancestral spirits.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a team of people to show the JESUS Film in Manjaco villages.
* Pray for the Manjaco people to put their faith in Jesus Christ rather than fallen, wicked spirits.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Manjaco people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjack_people
http://www.livedead.org/2015/06/12/upg-the-mandyak-manjaco-of-guinea-bissau/
https://culanth.org/articles/175-the-funeral-and-modernity-in-manjaco


People Name General Mandyak
People Name in Country Mandyak, Manjaco
Population in Guinea-Bissau 230,000
World Population 436,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Caio, Manjack, Manjaco, Pecixe
People ID 13493
ROP3 Code 106236
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cacheu region; Oio region north; Bafata region: Gamamundo sector.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cacheu region; Oio region north; Bafata region: Gamamundo sector..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mandjak (230,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mfv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mandjak (230,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mfv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mandjak

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1968)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mandjak
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
78.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
19.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.0 %
Protestant
18.0 %
Roman Catholic
56.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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