Watchi in Togo


Population
838,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Islam and Christianity are two major religions that have reached the Watchi people. Though most people groups in West Africa have settled for one or the other, the Watchis can be Muslim, animistic or Christian. In Togo, they are mainly Christian.


Where Are they Located?

The Watchi people live in Togo and Benin, two small countries in West Africa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Watchi people of Tog are very poor. It is common for them to sell their children to work for families who have more money. When their children are in this position, they are very vulnerable to being over-worked, sexually exploited, and sent away empty-handed. Others work on farms, eating less than they need for their work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Watchi people follow traditional religions, along with Christianity. They need to be discipled into putting their entire faith in the King of kings.


What Are Their Needs?

The Watchi people need to have the chance to earn a good living and to allow their children to attend school so they can have a better future than the current generation.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual discernment and openness for Watchi elders so they can direct their people to the King of kings.
* Pray for the Watchi people to learn ways to earn a living.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement that will transform Watchi culture.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Watchi-People-of-Benin/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Watchi
People Name in Country Watchi
Population in Togo 838,000
World Population 886,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Wachi, Waci, Waci-Gbe, Watyi
People ID 15813
ROP3 Code 110602
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Maritime region: Yoto, Vo, Bas-Mono, and Lacs prefectures, mostly Vogan, Tabligbo, and Attitogon.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Maritime region: Yoto, Vo, Bas-Mono, and Lacs prefectures, mostly Vogan, Tabligbo, and Attitogon..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Gbe, Waci (838,000 speakers)
Language Code wci   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gbe, Waci
Primary Language Gbe, Waci (838,000 speakers)
Language Code wci   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gbe, Waci

Primary Language:  Gbe, Waci

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Watchi Harvest 
Map Source Watchi Harvest  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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