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Wamei, Konyagi in Guinea

Wamei, Konyagi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,500 Wamey Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.09 % No   

Wamei, Konyagi in Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Wamei or the Konyagi are natives of Guinea who migrated into Senegal and the Gambia to work in the bamboo belt, settling mainly along the major roads from Tamba to Dakar, and from Velingara to Kolda.

They are hard workers and earn better than the average. From May to December they raise millet, fonio, peanuts, rice, mango and keep cattle. They make and sell bamboo mats for use as house walls, roofs and beds. They also make and sell millet and palm wine, and a pure alcohol beverage called "soum soum". Their greatest external resource is the Catholic Church which provides them with jobs, education, training in certain skills such as sewing. 90% of their time is devoted to work and 10% is play. Friday is usually their festival day.

The Wamei social structure is hierarchical where those belonging to an older age group are responsible for teaching and disciplining the group that is below them. Belonging and conforming to the group is very important. They are very proud of their way of life and they hold initiation rites as very important to them, so much so that they were banned by the government for a while. They still perform them now and they are very exclusively for the men only. Some are secret ceremonies that the women should not know about and the outsider should never hear about. They hold kinship very tightly and even if living apart, a kin has more importance than an outsider.

Education is considered a good thing as it leads to good jobs. The Konyagis are more apt to finish high school then the other neighboring ethnic groups. They are very open and are quick to learn, those who are involved in the Catholic Church have a greater appreciation for the need of literacy. They desire to learn French so that they can communicate with their relatives that are far away.

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Country: Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Boké region: Koundara prefecture, Youkounkoun-Koundara area, to Senegal border; small border area in Gaoual prefecture, south bank, Tamine river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Wamei, Konyagi
People Name General: Wamei, Konyagi
Alternate People Names:
Boin Coniagui
KonyagiKonyagui
TendaTenda Boeni
WameiWamey
ROP3 Code: 110655
Joshua Project People ID: 15846
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,500
Population all Countries: 30,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Wamei, Konyagi
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Wamey (7,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cou    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.09 %)
Ethnic Religions57.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant4.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian21.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
 
(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: Yes
New Testament:
Yes
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 Wamey
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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