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Ganadougou, Gana in Mali

Ganadougou, Gana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
169,000 Bamanankan Islam 15.00 % 0.60 %   

Ganadougou, Gana in Mali

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Introduction / History
The Gana (also called Ganadugu or Ganadougou) have an estimated population of 80,000. They created their own culture, which seems to be a mixture of the Fulani, Senufo and Bambara cultures. They are a very independent people and speak a form of Bambara, though they consider themselves to be culturally distinct from the Bambara.

What are their beliefs?
The Gana are Islam in name, animism in practice.

There are two known Christian families, and one known church. Two missionary units with Christian Missionary Alliance are working in 11 Gana villages.

What are their needs?
An FM radio station reaches all the villages and has at least one gospel broadcast per day, but none in the Gana language.

Suggestions and rationale for engaging this people group: This is a possibility for an Engaging Church. It is recommended that teams of prayer walkers come to lay groundwork. More research is needed to identify specific villages, but the recommended strategic location for future work among the Gana is in Mena, where there has never been a missionary presence or church.

Teams would face remote and primitive living conditions.

The Gana risk persecution from their family and friends if they convert to Christianity. Several families are already experiencing persecution.

There is potential for partnering with Christian Missionary Alliance and the radio station that broadcasts Christian programs. There is the possibility of using radio to do religious broadcasts in Bambara (a language spoken by some Gana) and to possibly create Chronological Bible Storying tapes.

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Country: Mali
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:29 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread. Kayes, Koulikoro, and Ségou regions; Sikasso: north, middle Niger river watershed.
(Source: Ethnologue 2018)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Ganadougou, Gana
People Name General: Ganadougou, Gana
ROP3 Code: 114579
Joshua Project People ID: 19249
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 169,000
Population all Countries: 169,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara
People Name General: Ganadougou, Gana
Ethnic Code: NAB63a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bamanankan (169,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bam    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 0.60 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam55.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
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
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: 1923-1942
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1961-1996
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
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 Bamanankan
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Ganadougou, Gana in Mali

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People Cluster
    Malinke-Bambara     Africa, West and Central    
      Ganadougou, Gana Mali    
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      Islam     Bamanankan  
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