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Jola, Falor in Senegal



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Paloor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Jola, Falor in Senegal

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Introduction / History
The Palor are an agricultural people living in the west of Senegal near to the coast. They raise millet, peanuts and beans as well as a variety of fruit trees. The Palor live in square mud brick houses, clustered together in enclosed compounds.

The Palor are part of the larger Cangin people groups, originally all speaking one language. For various reasons, over the centuries they split into their different ways and now have distinct, separate languages. Christianity came to the Palor in the early 1800s, but in the last 40 years the area has become largely Muslim.

Desertification is causing the water table to drop each year and water is becoming more and more scarce. Spiritually, most Palor who practice Islam or Catholicism also retain many of their traditional animistic beliefs. It is these beliefs that need to be challenged with the Gospel.

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Country: Senegal
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Thies region: northwest of Thies town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Jola, Falor
People Name General: Jola, Falor
Alternate People Names:
FalorPalor
SereerWaro
ROP3 Code: 102994
Joshua Project People ID: 11185
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic-Jola
People Name General: Jola, Falor
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
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Language
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Primary Language: Paloor (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fap    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity6.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam69.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Jola, Falor in Senegal

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