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Jola-Fonyi in Mauritania

Jola-Fonyi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,400 Jola-Fonyi Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %   

Jola-Fonyi in Mauritania

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Introduction / History
The Jola are a friendly people who are very relaxed and known for their charm towards strangers. Family is central to the Jola culture and all are treated equal while performing their roles in the village. Rice, millet, corn, and peanuts are grown as the primary means of support.

Folk or popular Islam is the predominant religion. The traditional Islamic beliefs have been changed from the true meaning in order to fit pre-existing fears and beliefs. Their desire to follow Allah is out of fear, not love for him. The Jola believe in both good and evil spirits. The good spirits protect houses from curses and other troubles while the evil ones demand sacrifices. Shrines are also very prevalent with various meanings attached to each one.

The great majority of the Jola claim to be Muslim, although African traditional practices are mixed with it. Polygamy is common.

Mostly farmers, the Jola-Fonyi raise peanuts and rice. The women are responsible for gardening, rice, food preparation, care of the house and children. The men cultivate and produce the cash crops: peanuts, citrus fruits, and mangoes.

There is no caste system among the Jolas, and family relationships are very strong. They strongly depend on each other for their survival.

Primarily farmers, the Kasa use very basic tools to raise a variety of vegetables, as well as manioc and rice. The Kasa raise sheep, cattle, and goats. Women gather kola nuts, berries, and palm nuts.

Jola Fonyi people are largely Muslim, with a substantial number practicing African traditional religion and a small percentage of Christians. Young people are taken to "bush schools" when they reach puberty, at which time they are circumcised.

They prefer to marry cousins and ask for the bride price in the form of livestock.

Where are they located?
The Jola reside in southwestern Senegal in isolated, forested regions of the Casamance with smaller concentrations in southern Gambia and northern Guinea-Bissau.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Jola people will hear and understand the word of God in their heart language.
* Pray that respected leaders and elders of villages to give lives to Christ.
* Pray that the medical and nutritional needs of these people will be met.
* Pray that peace will reign in the Casamance region where many Jola reside.
* Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers to the Jola people.

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Country: Mauritania
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
Persecution Rank:25 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jola-Fonyi
People Name General: Jola-Fonyi
Alternate People Names:
DiolaDyola
Feleupe Felupe
Fogny
ROP3 Code: 102625
Joshua Project People ID: 11568
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,400
Population all Countries: 509,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic-Jola
People Name General: Jola-Fonyi
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
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Language
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Primary Language: Jola-Fonyi (4,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dyo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions18.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam73.00 % 
Non-Religious4.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic95.00 %
 
(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: 2000
New Testament:
2012Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
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Jola-Fonyi in Mauritania

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