The Eastern Maninka are the second largest people group in Guinea. They are the descendants of the Mande people of the once great Mali Empire. The empire amassed a great fortune taxing the trade of gold and ivory in the region. Before becoming a part of the empire, the Mande were credited with revolutionizing agriculture in the area; they discovered the use of millet, one of the most important grains in the diet of West Africans.
Almost no Eastern Maninka people have taken the step to follow Christ, perhaps partly because they think doing this will alienate their families and friends. Pray for workers who will try to win entire Maninka families to the Savior, so they can worship Him together.
With permission from Maninka elders, people can show the JESUS Film in their communities and use it as a way to help them see what Christ can do for them. Pray for the effectiveness of the JESUS Film among the Maninka.
There are very few believers among the Eastern Maninkas, so pray for them to take seriously their role as Christ's ambassador to their people. * Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers to the Eastern Maninka people.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to grant wisdom and favor to mission agencies focusing on the Maninka.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a strong and growing Maninka church.
Scripture Prayers for the Maninka, Eastern in Guinea.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2007-01-19|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-25|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-10-28|
|People Name General||Maninka, Eastern|
|People Name in Country||Maninka, Eastern|
|Natural Name||Eastern Maninka|
|Population this Country||3,270,000|
|Population all Countries||4,122,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||65|
|Alternate Names||Konyanke; Mandingo; Mandinka; South Maninka; Wangara|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Widespread and in all urban areas. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Maninkakan, Eastern|
|Language Code||emk Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maninkakan, Eastern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1932-1993)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Maninkakan, Eastern|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|