Nalu in Guinea

Photo Source:  Paul Spencer 
People Name: Nalu
Country: Guinea
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 12,000
World Population: 25,000
Primary Language: Nalu
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.20 %
Evangelicals: 0.06 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Atlantic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Nalu people live along the coastal lagoons of southern Guinea-Bissau and in Guinea near Boke, Katchek Island.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They mainly grow rice in this marshy area that is flooded six months out of the year, during which time the only way to get around is by canoe. The men fish and grow cola nuts; the women grow rice.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Historically, the Nalu people have believed in a single god, known as Kanu, assisted by male and female spirits. To some extent the people converted to Islam in the 1950s. The Nalu people blend their traditional religious practices with Islam.

What Are Their Needs?

Christians need to genuinely care for the physical needs of the Nalu people, finding ways to assist them and build bridges of friendship. In doing so, they can earn the right to introduce them to the one who provides abundant life.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to thrust out teachers to help the Nalu to become firmly established in the faith. Pray they will live upright lives, honoring Christ.
Pray Nalu believers will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, consistently demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit.
Pray that each Nalu person will hear, in their other tongue, who Jesus is, and what he has done for them.
Pray for Nalu disciples, who will make more disciples who will make even more disciples.

Text Source:   Joshua Project