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Ega in Côte d'Ivoire

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,700 Ega Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Ega in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
According to oral tradition, the Ega originated from Togo, from where they migrated as a result of internal conflicts.After several years of migration, they came to settle in their present location. Farming is their main occupation.

Where are they located?
The Ega are found in the Divo prefecture of Sassandra Region, south cental Cote dÍvoire.

What are their beliefs?
The Ega believe that that the spirits of the dead arevery much with them and could visist them at anytime. This explains why they do not wash the dishes of their evening meal, as one of their dead could visit and if not finding food to eat ,could at least lick the dishes. The Ega however claim to have been converted to Chritianity. In time past, the would meet every 1st of January to worship the sacred forest. at Hermankono, their main centre. This practice they claim is now outdated.

What are their needs?
Because of the presence of seven denominations among them, the Ega do not need any new denomination But the churches among them need spiritual revival. there is also the threat of islam, whose influence is represented by the exixtence of seven mosques (at the time of this research was done).

Prayer Points
* Pray that Christian practice will be fully based on biblical truth rather than mixed with other beliefs.
* Ask God to send spirit-filled teachers to the different denominations.
* Pray that the gospel will be received with clear understanding.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin 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: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Gôh-Djiboua District, Diés canton, Borondoukou village near Gly.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Ega
People Name General: Ega
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102877
Joshua Project People ID: 11720
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,700
Population all Countries: 3,700
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Kru
People Name General: Ega
Ethnic Code: NAB59j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ega (3,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ega    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Ega in Côte d'Ivoire

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