Yasa, Bongwe in Equatorial Guinea


Population
1,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Yasa villages live predominantly along the coastal plains. Most are fishermen. Women grow cassava and other staples to supplement their diet. Plantains and wild fruit are in abundance when in season.

The living fearing the dead — that's what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Yasa village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor fisherman sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ's work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.

Through Oral Bible Storytelling (OBS), the Yasa will be able to impact their people immediately, without waiting until the orthography is complete.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Yasa
People Name in Country Yasa, Bongwe
Population in Equatorial Guinea 1,100
World Population 5,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bongwe, Maasa, Yasing, Yassa
People ID 15998
ROP3 Code 110993
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Litoral province: Edjabe village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Litoral province: Edjabe village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Yasa (1,100 speakers)
Language Code yko   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yasa
Primary Language Yasa (1,100 speakers)
Language Code yko   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yasa

Primary Language:  Yasa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
88.00 %
Ethnic Religions
12.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
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
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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