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Serer-Non in Senegal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
45,000 Noon Islam 18.00 % 0.33 %   

Serer-Non in Senegal

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Introduction / History
On the westernmost tip of Africa lies Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. The Noon (pronounced 'known') people live in villages not far from Dakar. Primarily subsistence farmers, they grow peanuts, millet, beans, manioc and mangos. But many younger people move to the capital for jobs. Noon people prefer speaking their mother tongue, but few written materials exist in their minority language. Schools are conducted in French; most business is done in the trade language, Wolof.

Two previous songwriting workshops created Scripture-based songs in local music styles. These led to increased use of Noon choral songs in churches, which directly engaged young people with the New Testament.

A 1987 language survey determined the definite translation need, which an expatriate couple began in 1993. At that time, churches began having laymen translate weekly Gospel readings into Noon. A Noon team translated the New Testament, which was dedicated in 2012.

Church leaders are leading transition literacy classes to help people read Noon Scriptures fluently and feel comfortable using them. For children, seniors, and those not yet literate, the New Testament is being put into audio format.

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Country: Senegal
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Thies region: Thies town area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Serer-Non
People Name General: Serer-Non
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108863
Joshua Project People ID: 14867
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 45,000
Population all Countries: 45,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Serer-Non
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Noon (45,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity18.00 %(Evangelical: 0.33 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam77.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
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: 2003
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 / VideoJesus Film: view in Noon
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Noon
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Serer-Non in Senegal

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Atlantic     Africa, West and Central    
      Serer-Non Senegal    
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            Serer-Non in Senegal          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Noon  
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