Baga Binari in Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Baga Binari only in Guinea
Population
7,300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

This people group is a small people group 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 came to their present location and settled there in order to fish. Since that time their language has continued to change, until today it is mutually unintelligible with the language of the Fula Djalons (personal communication). This story hasn't been verified, but would explain why their language is nothing like Baga Mandouri or Baga Sitemu.


Where Are they Located?

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 right on along the Atlantic coast.


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 their practice of Islam.


Prayer Points

They have no gospel witness among them. Pray that people would be willing to go and share the Good News with this unreached people group.


Profile Source:   New Tribes Mission  

People Name General Baga Binari
People Name in Country Baga Binari
Population in Guinea 7,300
World Population 7,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baga, Baga de Binari, Mboténi, Pukur
People ID 16124
ROP3 Code 111216
Country Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
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 West and Central Africa
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 (7,300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bcg   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Baga Pokur (7,300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bcg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Baga Pokur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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: New Tribes Mission  
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