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Bambara in Canada

Bambara

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.60 %   

Bambara in Canada

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Summary
Bambara speakers are mostly from Mali, and few Canadians have a Malian background. Being small in number, Bambara speakers must mix in with other West African people when they wish to celebrate their own culture.

In deciding which immigrants to admit from developing countries, Canada has favored those with a good education and professional skills. Even then, there are language barriers, since Bambara speakers have French only as trade language. Bambara speakers who arrive in Canada often are often under-employed.

Though they usually live a more prosperous life than they did in Mali, Bambara speakers must adjust to many changes in Canada. Not only the language, but the climate and personal relationships are far different. Many of them must adjust to having a spouse in a different continent, and living with a different set of expectations. Africans assume that the group rises or falls together, but in the West they must adjust to acting as individuals.

Ministry Obstacles
Bambara speakers are folk Muslims, meaning that they are Muslims with a strong bent towards pre-Islamic tribal religion. The well-educated among them are more secular than those who live in rural Africa. To any Muslim, Jesus is only a prophet, not the savior.

Outreach Ideas
Believers in Canada's business communities can hire Bambara speakers, and have regular contact with them in the workplace. Bambara identity is in jeopardy in a land where they are a small minority. Believers can help them find a new identity in Christ through discipleship.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are some Bambara speakers who follow Christ in Canada. Pray that they will shine His light in such a way that other West Africans will be attracted to Him. Pray for a discipleship making movement among West Africans to form in Canada.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Bambara people to look to Jesus Christ for their needs.
* Pray for them to accept His ways.

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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bambara
People Name General: Bambara
Alternate People Names:
BamanakanKpeera
Noumou
ROP3 Code: 100925
Joshua Project People ID: 10617
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 6,082,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara
People Name General: Bambara
Ethnic Code: NAB63a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bamanankan (700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bam    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Bambara
Dialect Code:10
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
BuddhismUnknown 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.60 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
HinduismUnknown 
Islam96.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / SmallUnknown 
UnknownUnknown 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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: 1923-1942
New Testament:
1933Audio
Complete Bible: 1961-1987
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 Bamanankan
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Bambara in Canada

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    Malinke-Bambara     America, North and Caribbean    
     
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      Bambara Canada    
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      Islam     Bamanankan  
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