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.
The Nalu people may have a confused worldview, a mixture of traditional religion and Islam.
Christians need to genuinely care for the physical needs of the Nalu tribe, finding ways to assist them and build bridges of friendship.
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 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|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Black Baga, Nalou|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Boké region and prefecture, area of Nunez river mouth and estuary. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.06 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|