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Eotile, Mekyibo in Côte d'Ivoire

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,100 Anyin Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %   

Eotile, Mekyibo in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
There are at least three oral traditions about the origin of the Eotile. One of the traditions claim that the Eotile, whose former name was Mekyibo were a long time ago placed on earth by God. A second version is that as a result of war with the Anyi, the Eotile fled from the south-west of the Abi lagoon towards Mosou to found Vitre village, A third version is that hte Eotile were of the Mekyibo who came out of two villages Abondji and Nbihon, which are at the bottom of the Abi lagoon.

The name Eotile was given to them by the Anyi and it means "the people that came out of water".

Where are they located?
They are found in Etueboue and Grand Bassam prefectures, south east of Cote d'Ivoire.

What are their lives like?
They are mostly fishermen and subsistent farmers.

What are their beliefs?
Bosson Assemlan is their principal deity. He is said to be represented by a rock in the Abi lagoon, and the tip if the rock is visible. He is also believed to be the spirit of a white man who receives articles of sacrifice such as Roman wine,chickens and bananas. In addition to Bosson Assemlan, every village has its own deity

What are their needs?
No presing social need, they have the basic amenities.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the people will turn from worshiping idols to worship the living God.
* Pray for a persevering spirit for the evangelical churches working among them.
* Pray that God will sustain the faith of the few Eotile converts, who often are persecuted.

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Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Comoé District, Grand Bassam subprefecture, Vitre I and Vitre II villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Eotile, Mekyibo
People Name General: Eotile
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102932
Joshua Project People ID: 11145
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,100
Population all Countries: 7,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Eotile
Ethnic Code: NAB59k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Anyin
Language Code (ISO): any    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Beti (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1927-1993
New Testament:
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 Anyin
Text / Printed MatterBible: Anyin
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Eotile, Mekyibo in Côte d'Ivoire

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