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Limba, West in Guinea



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Limba, West-Central Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.20 %   

Limba, West in Guinea

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Introduction / History
Many of the Limba people were hunters or farmers before their communities were devastated. The West and East Limba peoples suffered at the hands of slave traders who took them from their West African homelands and shipped them to North America. The risk of being captured drove many of them to go to Freetown, now in Sierra Leone. Others had to contend with African invaders such as the Susus, the Mandingos and the Fulanis.

Where are they located?
Limba people live in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea.

What are their lives like?
Both the West and East Limba people love visual arts, music and dance. They are noted for their copper masks which they use for funeral ceremonies. They excel in wood carvings, and one can buy them online. The Limba peoples love folk tales, which they use to teach their history and traditions to the young. They have their own proverbs and riddles which are passed down from generation to generation. They earn their living through hunting, growing rice or trading.

What are their beliefs?
Though those in the northern regions are officially Muslim, the West and East Limba peoples rely heavily on their ancestral spirits. They have a spiritual "home" called Kakoia, where some go on a pilgrimage. Those in the southern regions, usually in Sierra Leone, are more likely to be Christians.

What are their needs?
Both West and East Limba people need disciplers who will show them how to submit to the Lord of lords, and put their faith on the firm foundation, which is Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual discernment and openness to truth among the West Limba people of Guinea.
* Pray for workers to take the gospel to them and disciple those who embrace Christ with teachings from the Bible.

References
https://rediscoveringafricaheritage.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/limba-people-of-sierra-leone/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limba_people_(Sierra_Leone)
https://cocorioko.info/the-limba-tribe-is-the-third-largest-tribe-in-sierra-leone/
https://books.google.com/books?id=I__jAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=Limba+people+Guinea&source=bl&ots=Q9V-kVzDcY&sig=jyvHy7IONkc7R5jjen91xHKQCms&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIr9PL-8XWAhXBf5AKHUOkC3AQ6AEIXjAQ#v=onepage&q=Limba%20people%20Guinea&f=false
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16119/SL

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Country: Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Limba, West
People Name General: Limba, West
Alternate People Names:
LimbaSouth Limba
West Central LimbaYimbe
ROP3 Code: 111065
Joshua Project People ID: 16038
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 523,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Limba, West
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Limba, West-Central
Language Code (ISO): lia    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions84.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam12.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(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: 1911-1950
New Testament:
1966-2011Audio
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Limba, West-Central
 
 
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Limba, West in Guinea

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