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Banda, Nafana in Côte d'Ivoire

Banda, Nafana

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Banda, Nafana in Côte d
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,400 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 %   

Banda, Nafana in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
Nafaanra is the language of the Nafana people. They are located along the Ivory Coast border, northwest of Wenchi, and south of the Volta in Brong Ahafo Region. The chief towns of the region are Banda and Sampa. They are predominantly farmers with main cash crops of yams and calabashes. Crops for local consumption include corn, millet, beans, groundnut and okra.

They often migrate in a quest for a trade, education, a salaried job or to maybe to escape witchcraft. Several traditions suggest that the Nafana people are comprised of several migrating groups including Muslims. However in 1894 a treaty with Britain enabled them to settle in Ghana and brought an end to their wanderings. People are attracted to Christianity by processions, singing, and the Christian funeral customs, however they are put off by Christian rules about drunkenness and polygamy. They are attracted to Muslims' demonstrations of mutual loyalty and brotherly love, however they are put of by the strict Muslim rules governing animal slaughter.

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Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Banda, Nafana
People Name General: Banda, Nafana
Alternate People Names:
BanafoBanda
NafanaSenufo
ROP3 Code: 100951
Joshua Project People ID: 10636
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,400
Population all Countries: 98,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Banda, Nafana
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Nafaanra
Language Code (ISO): nfr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.90 %)
Ethnic Religions90.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic100.00 %
 
(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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1982-2000
New Testament:
1984Audio
Complete Bible: 2015
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 Nafaanra
 
 
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Banda, Nafana in Côte d'Ivoire

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