Kono in Sierra Leone

The Kono have only been reported in Sierra Leone
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Introduction / History

The ancestors of the Kono people arrived in their Sierra Leone location from what is now Mali and Guinea. They came in the 1500s.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though some are diamond miners, most Kono people are farmers. They grow all kinds of fruits and vegetable for their own dinner tables and cash crops like kola nut, coffee and cacao.
Each day they travel from their villages to their farms to begin work. At one time they built their homes with mud, clay and thatch, but today they use cement and adobe blocks. Roofs are made out of corrugated sheet metal. These rectangular homes include a veranda where the women cook.
When the sun set, they gather in the open courtyard to sing and dance. They form a single file circle. Everyone makes up their own dance steps and the music is provided by drums for rhythm.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though the Kono people adhere to either Islam or Christianity, they also practice their own ethnic religion. This usually involves invoking ancestral spirits whom they believe can protect and guide them. They believe these ancestral spirits stay with them during all their daily activities and even during sleep.


What Are Their Needs?

The Kono people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Kono people to put their faith in the only savior.
Pray for Kono disciplers to make more disciples.
Pray for spiritual hunger for truth that will lead them to the foot of the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Kono in Sierra Leone.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kono_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kono
People Name in Country Kono
Alternate Names Konnoh
Population this Country 352,000
Population all Countries 352,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 18920
ROP3 Code 114893
ROP25 Code 304187
ROP25 Name Kono (Sierra Leone)
Country Sierra Leone
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern province: west and central Kona district; Northern province: Koinadugu district, south of Bagbe river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sierra Leone
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern province: west and central Kona district; Northern province: Koinadugu district, south of Bagbe river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
78.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kono (352,000 speakers)
Language Code kno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kono (352,000 speakers)
Language Code kno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kono
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