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Nzema, Appolo in Côte d'Ivoire



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
121,000 Nzema Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 %   

Nzema, Appolo in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
The Nzima people of Ghana and southern Cote d'Ivoire live in a tropical rainforest fringed by a coastal lagoon. The nearby city of Abidjan, the country's economic capital, is also home to many of them. The majority of people earn a living from agriculture. Some are subsistence farmers, living off what they raise in their own fields. Others work in agricultural cooperatives that grow palm oil, coconut, cassava or bananas. Still others work for large producers of rubber and palm oil.

Christian workers from Africa and Europe brought the Gospel to the Nzema people about 100 years ago. Today a large percentage profess Christianity but also follow the rules of animistic traditions deeply ingrained in their cultures. Those strong in their faith often face daily pressures from those who insist on using fetishes - objects believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man - made object that has power over others - to ward off evil spirits. Nzema Christians are working to translate the Bible. The Word of God in Nzema will give Christians the grounding in their faith they have lacked. Strengthened as Christ's disciples, they will be equipped to share His Good News with their animist neighbors and resist animist influences themselves. Scriptures set to music will enhance worship. This exemplary grass roots effort may well spark new, church-led Bible translations in other parts of Cote d'Ivoire.

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Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Comoé District, Aboisso department, Tiapoum subprefecture, southeast coast; Abidjan.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Nzema, Appolo
People Name General: Nzema, Appolo
Alternate People Names:
ApoloAppolo
NdenyeNzema
Nzima
ROP3 Code: 100420
Joshua Project People ID: 10370
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 121,000
Population all Countries: 477,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Nzema, Appolo
Ethnic Code: NAB59k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nzema (121,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nzi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1984
New Testament:
1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1999
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nzema
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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