Baga Binari in Guinea

The Baga Binari have only been reported in Guinea
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Introduction / History

This small people group is located in north-western Guinea. As the name suggests, they are considered to be related to the other Baga people groups of the area. However, during a research trip taken in 2015, we were told that they come from the Pulaar region of Gaoul (in the north) and that they used to be Fula Djalon. They settled in their present location to fish.

They live in only two villages on one island in the north-western part of Guinea. The villages are Mboteni and Binari, and the island is near the Atlantic coast.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their language has continued to change, until today it is mutually unintelligible with the language of the Fula Djalons. This language will probably give way to others in this region.

We know very little about the lifestyle of the Baga Binari people, but they are probably farmers and herders like the people around them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There is no church in either of their villages. We met one Catholic man in one of the villages, and the villagers admit that it's possible that those who have moved away to the cities may have become Christians. However, they said that all of the Baga Binaris in their two villages are Muslim and that everyone goes to pray at the mosque (personal communication). It is highly likely that they practice a form of Folk Islam, though, mixing traditional beliefs with Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Baga Binari people need the chance to put their faith in Christ alone. As it stands, their faith is in the teachings of Islam and their traditional gods.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Baga Binari in Guinea.

Pray for Holy Spirit directed workers to go to the Baga Binaris in Guinea-Bissau.
Pray for spiritual hunger that will draw them to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Pray for a movement to Christ among this Muslim people group.
Pray for their elders to open the door for their people to embrace Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baga Binari
People Name in Country Baga Binari
Population this Country 3,900
Population all Countries 3,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baga; Baga de Binari; Mboténi; Pukur
People ID 16124
ROP3 Code 111216
Country Guinea
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boké region: Boké prefecture, coast east of Nunez river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guinea
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boké region: Boké prefecture, coast east of Nunez river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Baga Pokur (3,900 speakers)
Language Code bcg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Baga Pokur (3,900 speakers)
Language Code bcg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baga Pokur

Primary Language:  Baga Pokur

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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