Serer-Non in Senegal

The Serer-Non have only been reported in Senegal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

On the westernmost tip of Africa lies Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. The Noon (pronounced 'known ') people live in villages not far from Dakar. Primarily subsistence farmers, they grow peanuts, millet, beans, manioc and mangos. But many younger people move to the capital for jobs. Noon people prefer speaking their mother tongue, but few written materials exist in their minority language. Schools are conducted in French; most business is done in the trade language, Wolof.

Two previous songwriting workshops created Scripture-based songs in local music styles. These led to increased use of Noon choral songs in churches, which directly engaged young people with the New Testament.

A 1987 language survey determined the definite translation need, which an expatriate couple began in 1993. At that time, churches began having laymen translate weekly Gospel readings into Noon. A Noon team translated the New Testament, which was dedicated in 2012.

Church leaders are leading transition literacy classes to help people read Noon Scriptures fluently and feel comfortable using them. For children, seniors, and those not yet literate, the New Testament is being put into audio format.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Serer-Non in Senegal.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Serer-Non
People Name in Country Serer-Non
Alternate Names Niominka; Sereer
Population this Country 51,000
Population all Countries 51,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14867
ROP3 Code 108863
ROP25 Code 307397
ROP25 Name Serer
Country Senegal
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: Thies town area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Senegal
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: Thies town area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.33 %)
18.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
77.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Noon (51,000 speakers)
Language Code snf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Noon (51,000 speakers)
Language Code snf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Noon
Photo Source Link Up Africa 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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