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Nalu in Guinea

Nalu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Nalu Islam 0.20 % 0.06 % Not available Not available   

Nalu in Guinea

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Summary
The Nalu live along the coastal lagoons of southern Guinea-Bissau and in Guinea near Boke, Katchek Island. 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. Historically, they have believed in a single god, known as Kanu, assisted by male and female spirits. The people to some extent converted to Islam in the 1950s.

Ministry Obstacles
The Nalu people may have a confused worldview, a mixture of traditional religion and Islam.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to genuinely care for the physical needs of the Nalu tribe, finding ways to assist them and build bridges of friendship.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a few that know and follow Jesus among the Nalu people. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established in the faith. Pray they will live upright lives, honoring Christ. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit consistently.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Nalu people will be given the gift of hearing clearly of Jesus. Pray that each person in the tribe will hear at least once who Jesus is, and what He has provided for them. Pray they hear it in their mother tongue, and hear it without confusion or uncertainty in the presentation.

Scripture Focus
"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

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Country: Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Boké region and prefecture, area of Nunez river mouth and estuary.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nalu
People Name General: Nalu
Alternate People Names:
Black BagaNalou
ROP3 Code: 107049
Joshua Project People ID: 13930
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 22,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Nalu
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
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Language
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Primary Language: Nalu (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): naj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Syncretized
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.06 %)
Ethnic Religions4.80 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian15.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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