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Bassari in Guinea-Bissau

Bassari

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 %   

Bassari in Guinea-Bissau

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Summary
Most Bassari are concentrated on either side of the Senegal-Guinea border, with several hundred in Guinea-Bissau. The Bassari arrived in the area between the 11th and 19th centuries, establishing their settlements in the hills. These settlements provided defensible vantage points overlooking the plains below, and were made up of groups of circular thatched huts congregated around a central space. The area remains remote and many of the cultural adaptations of the people, including their agro-pastoral, social, ritual, and spiritual practices, persist to this day.

Ministry Obstacles
The area where the Bassari live has been described as remote.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings are available in the language of the Bassari people. Workers are needed to carry these to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a number of Christian believers among the Bassari living in Senegal and Guinea. Pray some of these will be given a desire to carry the message of Christ to the Bassari of Guinea-Bissau, and help disciple the few believers already there.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for good crops for the Bassari, and for health care facilities to be made available.

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-Bissau
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Gabu region: Piche sector. Northeast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bassari
People Name General: Bassari
Alternate People Names:
BasariBoin
NchamTenda Basari
Tenda BoeniTobota
ROP3 Code: 101114
Joshua Project People ID: 10711
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 37,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Bassari
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Oniyan (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bsc    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Bassari
Dialect Code:1868
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions90.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian10.00 %
Roman Catholic65.00 %
 
(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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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: Yes
New Testament:
2011–2016Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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Bassari in Guinea-Bissau

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