Limba, East in Sierra Leone


Population
700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Many of the Limba people were hunters or farmers before their communities were devastated. The West and East Limba peoples suffered at the hands of slave traders who took them from their West African homelands and shipped them to North America. The risk of being captured drove many of them to go to Freetown, now in Sierra Leone. Others had to contend with African invaders such as the Susus, the Mandingos and the Fulanis.


Where Are they Located?

Limba people live in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea. Today the two Limba tribes, West and East, make up the third largest tribe in Sierra Leone.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Both the West and East Limba people love visual arts, music and dance. They are noted for their copper masks which they use for funeral ceremonies. They excel in wood carvings, and one can buy them online. The Limba peoples love folk tales, which they use to teach their history and traditions to the young. They have their own proverbs and riddles which are passed down from generation to generation. They earn their living through hunting, growing rice or trading.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though those in the northern regions are officially Muslim, the West and East Limba peoples rely heavily on their ancestral spirits. They have a spiritual "home" called Kakoia, where some go on a pilgrimage. Those in the southern regions, usually in Sierra Leone, are more likely to be Christians.


What Are Their Needs?

Both West and East Limba people need disciplers who will show them how to submit to the Lord of lords, and put their faith on the firm foundation, which is Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual discernment and openness to truth among the East Limba people of Sierra Leone.
* Pray for workers to take the gospel to them and disciple those who embrace Christ with teachings from the Bible.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16119/GV
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145522631684399199/
https://rediscoveringafricaheritage.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/limba-people-of-sierra-leone/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limba_people_(Sierra_Leone)
https://cocorioko.info/the-limba-tribe-is-the-third-largest-tribe-in-sierra-leone/
https://books.google.com/books?id=I__jAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=Limba+people+Guinea&source=bl&ots=Q9V-kVzDcY&sig=jyvHy7IONkc7R5jjen91xHKQCms&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIr9PL-8XWAhXBf5AKHUOkC3AQ6AEIXjAQ#v=onepage&q=Limba%20people%20Guinea&f=false


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-01
People Name General Limba, East
People Name in Country Limba, East
Population in Sierra Leone 700
World Population 1,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names East Limba, North Limba, Yumba
People ID 16119
ROP3 Code 111211
Country Sierra Leone
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern province: eastern Bombali and western Koinadugu districts; Western Area:peninsula south of Freetown.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sierra Leone
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern province: eastern Bombali and western Koinadugu districts; Western Area:peninsula south of Freetown..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Limba, East
Language Code lma   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Limba, East
Primary Language Limba, East
Language Code lma   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Limba, East

Primary Language:  Limba, East

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
50.00 %
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
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  International Mission Board-SBC - Rita Salter  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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