Nalu in Guinea-Bissau


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Main Language
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Introduction / History

The Nalu live along the coastal lagoons of southern Guinea-Bissau and in Guinea near Boke, Katchek Island.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They mainly grow rice in this marshy area that is flooded six months out of the year, when they can only get around is by canoe. The men fish and grow cola nuts; the women grow rice.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Historically, the Nalu people have believed in a single god, known as Kanu, assisted by male and female spirits. To some extent the people converted to Islam in the 1950s. The Nalu people blend their traditional religious practices with Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Christians need to care for the physical needs of the Nalu people, assisting them and build bridges of friendship. In doing so, they can earn the right to introduce them to the one who provides abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nalu in Guinea-Bissau.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out teachers to help the Nalu to become firmly established in the faith. Pray they will live upright lives, honoring Christ.
Pray Nalu believers will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit consistently.
Pray that each Nalu person will hear, in their other tongue, who Jesus is, and what he has done for them.
Pray for Nalu disciples, who will make more disciples who will make even more disciples.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nalu
People Name in Country Nalu
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 23,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Black Baga; Nalou
People ID 13930
ROP3 Code 107049
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tombali Region, Cacine river estuary. Southwest near Atlantic coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tombali Region, Cacine river estuary. Southwest near Atlantic coast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Nalu (12,000 speakers)
Language Code naj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nalu (12,000 speakers)
Language Code naj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nalu

Primary Language:  Nalu

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
81.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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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