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Mandingo, Mandinka in Benin

Mandingo, Mandinka

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Mandinka Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %   

Mandingo, Mandinka in Benin

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Summary
Mandinka villages are fairly autonomous and self-ruled, being led by a chief and group of elders. Mandinkas live in an oral society. Learning is traditionally done through stories, songs, and proverbs. Western education's impact has been minimal. However, more than half the adult population can read the local Arabic script. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries as many as a third of the Mandinka population were shipped to the Americas as slaves. A significant portion of the African-Americans in the United States are descended from the Mandinka people. The majority of the Mandinka were still animists at the beginning of the 18th century, but today most practice Islam mixed with traditional beliefs.

Ministry Obstacles
Workers should remember that the Mandinka are an oral society and oral means of communicating will likely be most effective.

Outreach Ideas
The full Bible and many other Gospel resources are available in the language of the Mandinka. Workers are needed to take these to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the few followers of Christ among the Mandinka will hate what is evil and cling to what is good. Pray they will be sent teachers to instruct them, especially using oral methods.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for an improved literacy rate, and for parents to see the importance of providing an education for their children.

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Country: Benin
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mandingo, Mandinka
People Name General: Mandingo, Mandinka
Alternate People Names:
MalinkeMandinko
Sose
ROP3 Code: 106233
Joshua Project People ID: 13491
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 1,991,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Malinke
People Name General: Mandingo, Mandinka
Ethnic Code: NAB63h
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Mandinka (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mnk    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions6.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
Non-Religious3.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian10.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(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: 1837-2000
New Testament:
1989Audio
Complete Bible: 2013
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mandinka
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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