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Jahanka in Gambia

Jahanka

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,300 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % No No   

Jahanka in Gambia

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Summary
The Jahanka have been Islamic holy men primarily located in Senegal, Guinea and the Gambia. As holy men (Muslim clerics) they conduct Islamic worship rituals and provide Qur'anic teaching in the villages. Often the clerics also maintain farms which are cultivated by young boys who receive education in the Qur'an in exchange for their labor. However, when they lost their slaves in this century, they had to devote more time to farming and less time to religious studies. Their Muslim tradition avoids the notion of jihad (holy war) in favor of pacifism. The Jahanka are very well respected and influential throughout all West Africa.

Ministry Obstacles
Pride in a person's knowledge often is a stumblingblock to simple faith in the finished work of Christ.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings exist in the language of the Jahanka. Pray for workers to take this resource to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There is an indication there are a few followers of Jesus among the Jahanka. Pray they will be instructed in God's Word, and will grow into mature disciples of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the religious Jahanka people will increasingly be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), and will have a growing desire to find out more about this man. Pray this desire will be satisfied.

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Country: Gambia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jahanka
People Name General: Jahanka
Alternate People Names:
DiakhankeMalinka
MalinkeManinka
ROP3 Code: 104152
Joshua Project People ID: 12311
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 5,300
Population all Countries: 117,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Malinke
People Name General: Jahanka
Ethnic Code: NAB63c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Jahanka (5,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jad    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.05 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.90 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent22.00 %
Protestant18.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Jahanka in Gambia

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