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Wolof, Lebou in Senegal

Wolof, Lebou

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
220,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % No   

Wolof, Lebou in Senegal

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Introduction / History
If a person from America or Europe gets into a boat and comes to West Africa, his or her first contact with an African person will most likely be with a Lebou fisherman. The Lebou live in small fishing villages located along the coast of West Africa from Mauritania to Guinea. Their villages are sandwiched between the ocean and the desert.

The Lebou people speak Wolof. However, they have their own distinctive dialect that sets them apart from the surrounding, and much larger, Wolof people group.

Modern Lebou still live in fishing villages. However, for many of them, large cities have grown up around them and much of their property has been confiscated for urban development. The "Dakar" Lebou villages, such as N'gor, Oakam, and Yoff, are now incorporated neighborhoods with a city of more than three million people surrounding them. The skyscrapers of downtown Dakar dwarf the towers of their mosques.

The basic diet of the Lebou people consists of fish and rice. A few raise chickens and goats on a limited scale. Rice is purchased in the markets, as are the vegetables and spices they need to cook. Ceebu-jenn (rice and fish in a rich vegetable sauce) is a favorite Lebou meal. They often compliment this with smoked sea urchins they collect from the rocks along the coast.

The Lebou are also very fond of attaya, the Senegalese tea. This tea is served in three rounds. The first is strong and bitter. The second is slightly sweeter and sometimes has mint in it. The third is very sweet with lots of mint. The tea ceremony reflects friendship. The longer we are friends, the sweeter our friendship grows.

For recreation the Lebou enjoy storytelling, dancing, and wrestling. They also look forward to all social occasions such as baptisms (ngente), weddings, and any other times they can join together as a community. The Lebou people love to smile and are quick with a joke or a prank. An afternoon spent in their homes is an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Country: Senegal
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:West and central, Senegal River left bank to Cape Vert
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Wolof, Lebou
People Name General: Wolof, Lebou
Alternate People Names:
Lebou
ROP3 Code: 114865
Joshua Project People ID: 18907
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 220,000
Population all Countries: 221,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic-Wolof
People Name General: Wolof, Lebou
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
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Language
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Primary Language: Wolof (220,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): wol    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Lebou
Dialect Code:18326
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.40 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.60 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent40.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
 
(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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1873-1997
New Testament:
1988-2010
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)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Wolof
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Scales of God
 
 
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Wolof, Lebou in Senegal

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