Soninke, Serahuli in Guinea-Bissau


Population
5,600
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Soninke People Video

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Introduction / History

The Soninke are a people spread across at least seven countries in West Africa. They are primarily agriculturalists growing millet, rice, corn, peanuts and vegetables. They live in mud brick houses with flat roofs grouped together in enclosed compounds.

Historically, the Soninke are traders and travelers. With the increasing difficulty of farming resulting from the desertification of the land and since French colonialization, the Soninke have turned increasingly to travel and work outside of the area. Consequently, they have maintained an above average standard of living and are known to be relatively rich. In spite of being so well traveled, the Soninke have held fast to their traditional ways.

Economically, the Soninke are having to find new sources of income with the increasing difficulties in farming. Health care is a great need. Spiritually, the Soninke are known to be virtually all Muslim, although traditional beliefs are usually held alongside those of Islam. There are only 2 or 3 believers reported in Mali.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Soninke
People Name in Country Soninke, Serahuli
Population in Guinea-Bissau 5,600
World Population 2,554,900
Total Countries 8
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Azer, Sarakole, Sarawulé, Serahuli, Serer, Toubakai
People ID 14996
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast, north of Gaoual.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Guinea-Bissau
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast, north of Gaoual.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Soninke   People group listing
Language Code: snk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Serer-Sine
Primary Language: Soninke   People group listing
Language Code: snk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Serer-Sine
Primary Language: Soninke

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2001-2012)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Soninke
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Soninke
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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