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Baga Binari in Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,700 Baga Pokur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Baga Binari in Guinea

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Introduction / History
This people group is a small people group located in north-western Guinea. As the name suggests, they are considered to be related to the other Baga people groups of the area. However, during a research trip taken in 2015, we were told that they come from the Pulaar region of Gaoul (in the north) and that they used to be Fula Djalon. They came to their present location and settled there in order to fish. Since that time their language has continued to change, until today it is mutually unintelligible with the language of the Fula Djalons (personal communication). This story hasn't been verified, but would explain why their language is nothing like Baga Mandouri or Baga Sitemu.

Where are they located?
They live in only two villages on one island in the north-western part of Guinea. The villages are Mboteni and Binari, and the island is right on along the Atlantic coast.

What are their beliefs?
There is no church in either of their villages. We met one Catholic man in one of the villages, and the villagers admit that it's possible that those who have moved away to the cities may have become Christians. However, they said that all of the Baga Binaris in their two villages are Muslim and that everyone goes to pray at the mosque (personal communication). It is highly likely that they practice a form of Folk Islam, though, mixing traditional beliefs with their practice of Islam.

Prayer Points
They have no gospel witness among them. Pray that people would be willing to go and share the Good News with this unreached people group.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Boké region: Boké prefecture, coast east of Nunez river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Baga Binari
People Name General: Baga Binari
Alternate People Names:
BagaBaga de Binari
ROP3 Code: 111216
Joshua Project People ID: 16124
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,700
Population all Countries: 3,700
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Baga Binari
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Baga Pokur (3,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bcg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
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 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1990-2009
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Baga Binari in Guinea

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People Cluster
    Atlantic     Africa, West and Central    
      Baga Binari Guinea    
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      Islam     Baga Pokur  
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