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Fali, Bana in Nigeria

Fali, Bana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
30,000 Bana Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %   

Fali, Bana in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Fali people are called Bana in Nigeria. They also live in Cameroon. In Nigeria, the Bana live in the northeast, mainly in the Mubi District.

What are their lives like?
Fali in Fula means 'perched' and relates to the Fali settlements on the mountainsides. They do farming and hunting. Their main crops are millet, peanuts and cotton.

The Bana are exogamous. They live with or near to the parents of the husband. Inheritance is generally passed to the sons. They have clans with chiefs and with lands. They speak a few languages.

What are their beliefs?
The Bana have an indigenous religion. They believe in a creator god called Faw and a mother goddess called Ona, their earth deity. They pray to ancestors to pray to Faw for them. Many if not most of the Bana have now converted to Islam. Many have become Muslims recently.

Prayer Points
* Pray that with the Fali or Bana believing in a creator god that this will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will have dreams and visions leading them to salvation too.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fali_people

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-27
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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Primarily in Mubi District, Mubi Division of the former Gongola State.
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fali_people)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fali, Bana
People Name General: Fali, Bana
Alternate People Names:
BazaMizeran
ROP3 Code: 100941
Joshua Project People ID: 10632
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 30,000
Population all Countries: 60,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Fali, Bana
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Language
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Primary Language: Bana (30,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bcw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions60.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam37.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1985
New Testament:
YesAudio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Bana
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bana
 
 
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Fali, Bana in Nigeria

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