The Mandya, Manjaco in Guinea-Bissau are best known as the Manjack people. Their name means, "I tell you."
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.
They are a rural people who make their living by subsistence farming like most people in their part of West Africa. There are also a number of Manjaco people who have made their mark in Africa as professional soccer players.
The main obstacle might be an unwillingness of God's people to go to them.
The 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.
The Manjaco people in Senegal need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity no matter what they may face in their daily lives.
Pray for the Lord to bless the Manjaco people economically and spiritually.
Pray for loving workers to go to the Manjaco people in Sepegal until there are disciples who make more disciples.
Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Manjaco to understand and to believe the gospel.
Scripture Prayers for the Mandyak, Manjaco in Senegal.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Mandyak|
|People Name in Country||Mandyak, Manjaco|
|Alternate Names||Caio; Manjack; Manjaco; Pecixe|
|Population this Country||168,000|
|Population all Countries||499,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Sedhiou region: Soukoutoto southeast to Guinea border, Casamance river, both sides; Ziguinchor region: from capitol southeast to Guinea border. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Mandjak
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2020-2021)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible||DAVAR Partners International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Mandjak||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Mandjak||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Mandjak||YouVersion Bibles|