Nalu in Guinea


Population
11,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Nalu live along the coastal lagoons of southern Guinea-Bissau and in Guinea near Boke, Katchek Island. They mainly grow rice in this marshy area that is flooded six months out of the year, during which time the only way to get around is by canoe. The men fish and grow cola nuts; the women grow rice. Historically, they have believed in a single god, known as Kanu, assisted by male and female spirits. The people to some extent converted to Islam in the 1950s.


Ministry Obstacles

The Nalu people may have a confused worldview, a mixture of traditional religion and Islam.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to genuinely care for the physical needs of the Nalu tribe, finding ways to assist them and build bridges of friendship.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few that know and follow Jesus among the Nalu people. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established in the faith. Pray they will live upright lives, honoring Christ. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit consistently.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Nalu people will be given the gift of hearing clearly of Jesus. Pray that each person in the tribe will hear at least once who Jesus is, and what He has provided for them. Pray they hear it in their mother tongue, and hear it without confusion or uncertainty in the presentation.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nalu
People Name in Country Nalu
Population in Guinea 11,000
World Population 22,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Black Baga, Nalou
People ID 13930
Country Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boké region and prefecture, area of Nunez river mouth and estuary.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boké region and prefecture, area of Nunez river mouth and estuary..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Nalu (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: naj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nalu (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: naj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nalu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Syncretized

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.06 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
4.80 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Photo Source: Paul Spencer  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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