Mankanya in Gambia

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The language of the Mankanya tribe is from the Bak branch of languages. They live in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and the Gambia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

There is very little information about their lifestyle, but most likely they are farmers and fishermen like the neighboring peoples.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mankanya are sometimes Roman Catholic, but they maintain many traditional African practices. They put their faith in these practices.

What Are Their Needs?

The Mankanya people need to put Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Mankanya people to have all their educational and medical needs met.
Pray for their church leaders to put Jesus at the center of their teachings.
Pray for the Mankanya to understand from the heart that Jesus Christ is the only one worthy of praise and worship.

Scripture Prayers for the Mankanya in Gambia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mankanya
People Name in Country Mankanya
Alternate Names Bola; Bram; Bulama; Burama; Mancanha; Mankanha
Population this Country 2,600
Population all Countries 115,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13515
ROP3 Code 106274
ROP25 Code 305143
ROP25 Name Mankanya

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
28.00 %
Ethnic Religions
72.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Mankanya (2,600 speakers)
Language Code knf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mankanya (2,600 speakers)
Language Code knf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mankanya
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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