Soninke in Mali


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Introduction

The Soninke live in compact villages along the Senegal River where it enters the western border of Mali. Due to the influence by a large nomadic tribe known as the Fulani, the Soninke have become farmers and herdsmen. The Soninke have one of the highest rates of labor migration in West Africa. Much of the male population is absent from the home doing migrant work, which often lasts from two to four years.


Ministry Obstacles

Among all the Soninke in Mali, there are only a few believers. Those who put their trust in Jesus are severely persecuted by Muslims; therefore, evangelism is difficult.


Outreach Ideas

Believers can reach the men while they are in migrant camps. The JESUS Film and GRN materials can be useful. Those who are spiritually open can join Bible studies and discipleship groups.


Prayer Focus

Pray that God will give the small number of Soninke believers boldness to share Christ with their own people. * Ask the Lord to send forth laborers into Mali to share Christ with the Soninke.
* Pray that Christian broadcasts will soon be made available in their region.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a vigorous Soninke church for the glory of His name!


Scripture Prayers for the Soninke in Mali.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

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The Waiting World - The Soninke

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-01-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-10-18
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People Name General Soninke
People Name in Country Soninke
Pronunciation suh-NING-kay
Population this Country 1,735,000
Population all Countries 2,761,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 35
Alternate Names Azer; Sarakole; Sarawulé; Serahuli; Serer; Toubakai
People ID 14996
ROP3 Code 109413
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kayes region: Kayes, Nioro, and Yélimané circles; Koulikoro region: Banamba, Kolokani, Koulikoro, and Nara circles; Ségou region: Baraouéli and Ségou circles. 6 principal towns, 163 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2018
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kayes region: Kayes, Nioro, and Yélimané circles; Koulikoro region: Banamba, Kolokani, Koulikoro, and Nara circles; Ségou region: Baraouéli and Ségou circles. 6 principal towns, 163 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2018
Map of Soninke in Mali
Primary Language Soninke
Language Code snk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Soninke
Language Code snk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Soninke

Primary Language:  Soninke

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2001-2018)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Soninke
Film / Video God's Way: 1. Introduction
Film / Video God's Way: 11. Allah's Way & the Prophet Pointing to Isa
Film / Video God's Way: 7. Musa & the Law
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Soninke
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
94.99 %
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
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Photo Source Link Up Africa 
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Video Source The Waiting World
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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