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Neho in Côte d'Ivoire

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
17,000 Neyo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Neho in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
The Neyo migrated from Liberia and first settled in the western part of Cote d'Ivoire. It was as a result of wars that they came to settle in their present location.

Where are they located?
They are located in the Sassandra sub prefecture of Cote d'Ivoire, most of their 24 villages are along the sea coast.

What are their lives like?
Their economy is based on agriculture. They were formally fishermen but had to abandon this occupation as a result of the presence of Ghanian fishermen.

What are their beliefs?
The Neyo are mostlly animists. Each family worships a particular spirit which theu belive protects them and assures them of good fortune. Each village also worhips a particular deity. The Neyo worships a cayman as their overall deity, who they believe protects every Neyo from drowning. There are evangelical churches among the Neyo. However, the members are mostly outsiders.

What are their needs?
They need basic amenities such as electricity, pipeborne water, schools and hospitals.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the clear proclamation of the gospel among them.
* Pray that God will give a missionary vision to the evangelical churches working among them, so they could focus on the Neyo.
* 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:Bas-Sassandra District, Sassandra subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Neho
People Name General: Neho
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107220
Joshua Project People ID: 13323
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 17,000
Population all Countries: 17,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Kru
People Name General: Neho
Ethnic Code: NAB59j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Neyo (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ney    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions92.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam3.00 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
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 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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Neho in Côte d'Ivoire

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Kru     Africa, West and Central    
      Neho Côte d'Ivoire    
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            Neho in Côte d'Ivoire          
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      Ethnic Religions     Neyo  
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