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Jola-Karon in Gambia

Jola-Karon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
68,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % No   

Jola-Karon in Gambia

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Introduction / History
The Karon are an isolated people living on several islands along the Casamance River straddling the border between Southwest Senegal and The Gambia.

Most of the men are fishermen and farmers, while Karon women tend small gardens to supplement their food supply. Rice is their main staple food, as well as peanuts and millet.

The palm tree is also central to the culture and diet of Karon speakers, They use palm wine for ceremonies; palm oil and fruit in their diet; and palm stalk, branches and leaves for building materials.

The Karon live in mud brick square houses with thatched roofs and are only accessible by boat. Extended families live together in neighborhoods.

Traditionally, every daily activity among the Karon people involves their ancestors: people spill water on the ground for the ancestors before taking a drink; farmers resist improving their agricultural methods for fear of offending them. In reality, the dead control the living. Fears which arise from traditional beliefs need to be addressed.

Karon speakers from both Senegal and The Gambia are working on the translation team, so one of the challenges they still face is the language barrier since the official language in Senegal is French but in The Gambia, it is English. It is also a hindrance that team members may work in Senegal but live in the Gambia, a totally different country.

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Country: Gambia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:West Coast division: south coast, from Senegal border north to Brikama.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jola-Karon
People Name General: Jola-Karon
Alternate People Names:
JolaKaloon
Karon
ROP3 Code: 104690
Joshua Project People ID: 12549
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 68,000
Population all Countries: 78,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic-Jola
People Name General: Jola-Karon
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
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Language
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Primary Language: Karon (68,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): krx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions60.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent16.00 %
Protestant24.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2016
New Testament: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Karon
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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Jola-Karon in Gambia

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