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Loma in Côte d'Ivoire


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Loma in Côte d
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,600 Loma Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % No No   

Loma in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
The name Loma is derived from the word "lolema", which means "he who is proud of his power." They are probably a sub-group of the Koulango (northeast of Cote d'Ivoire) as they go as far as Tingo, a Koulango village for their rituals.

Where are they located?
The Loma are found in the Zanzan region, northeast of Cote d'Ivoire.

What are their lives like?
They are said to be generally hostile; their neighbors, the Lobi and Lohron, are said to be wary of them because of their aggressive nature.

What are their beliefs?
Each Loma village worships an idol beileved to be protecting the village. Other idols are those responsible for riches, strength and the pevention of people committing adultery.

What are their needs?
They need medical services and infrastructure. They also need good roads.

Prayer Points
* Pray they will know the Truth that makes people free.
* Pray there will be a clear proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
* Pray the Lord of the harvest will send laborers to reach them with the gospel.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-06
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Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Zanzan District, Téén and Kulango areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Loma
People Name General: Loma
ROP3 Code: 105840
Joshua Project People ID: 19378
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,600
Population all Countries: 3,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Loma
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Loma (3,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): loi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions90.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam7.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
(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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Loma in Côte d'Ivoire

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People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Loma Côte d'Ivoire    
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      Ethnic Religions     Loma  
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