Pana in Mali


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Introduction / History

The Pana are a small ethnic group living in Burkina Faso and south central Mali. The population inhabiting 13 villages is fairly evenly divided between the two countries.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Pana live by subsistence farming. The rains, which come between May and October, are adequate to allow for such crops as rice and maize, besides millet, the staple. Raising livestock, such as cattle and goats, is an important part of the Pana economy.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pana homeland is not easily reached because of the poor roads. One effect of this relative isolation is fewer government services. There are only three elementary schools in the region. Receiving adequate health care also becomes more difficult with poor roads.


What Are Their Needs?

Unlike most people in Mali who adhere to Islam, the Pana cling to their traditional religion.


Prayer Points

Pray for better roads, hospitals and schools for the Pana people.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out Holy Spirit anointed workers to the Pana people.
Pray for spiritual hunger among these people so they can seek and find Christ.
Pray for the Lord to give them an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and mercy.


Scripture Prayers for the Pana, Sama in Mali.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pana, Sama
People Name in Country Pana, Sama
Natural Name Pana
Pronunciation Pa-nah
Population this Country 8,400
Population all Countries 18,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Sama
People ID 18893
ROP3 Code 114841
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 24  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mopti region: Bankass circle, Baye township, on Mali-Burkina Faso border east of Sourou river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mali
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 24  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mopti region: Bankass circle, Baye township, on Mali-Burkina Faso border east of Sourou river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Pana
Language Code pnq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pana
Language Code pnq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pana

Primary Language:  Pana

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
78.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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