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Jahanka in Mali


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,900 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Jahanka in Mali

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The Jahanka are a mysterious people group, including Islamic holy men. As holy men (Muslim clerics), they conduct Islamic worship rituals and provide Qur'anic teaching in the villages. Because of their desire for religious piety they often remove themselves from secularized society and live in rural villages. Families will send their boys off to Jahanka villages to attend Islamic schools run by the Jahanka. Those who do not function as holy men make their living by subsistence farming.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual opposition will be present when the Gospel of Jesus Christ is presented to the Jahanka. People must be prepared for this. Also, no scripture is available in the Jahanka language.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for Christian radio to be made available to this tribe. Pray for good programming that will be appealing and understandable.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There probably are no followers of Jesus among this tribe in Mali. But pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace in Mali. And pray the Jahanka tribe will increasingly be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as the Koran is read in the mosque.

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Country: Mali
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:29 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Kayes region: Kéniéba circle, 20 km southeast of Kéniebé town, Kofoulabé, a few other villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Jahanka
People Name General: Jahanka
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104152
Joshua Project People ID: 12311
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 7,900
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
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Primary Language: Jahanka (7,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jad    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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 Mali

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Malinke     Africa, West and Central    
      Jahanka Mali    
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            Jahanka in Mali          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Jahanka  
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