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Pana, Sama in Mali

Pana, Sama

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,300 Pana Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Pana, Sama in Mali

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Introduction / History
The Pana are a small ethnic group living in Burkina Faso and south central Mali. The population inhabiting 13 villages is fairly evenly divided between the two countries. The Pana live by subsistence farming. The rains, which come between May and October, are generally adequate to allow for such crops as rice and maize, besides millet, the staple. Raising livestock, such as cattle and goats, is important to the Pana. The area is not easily reached due to the poor quality of the roads. One effect of this relative isolation is fewer government services. Only three elementary schools, are found within the region. Receiving adequate health care also becomes more difficult with poor roads.

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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:Mopti region: Bankass circle, Baye township, on Mali-Burkina Faso border east of Sourou river.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Pana, Sama
People Name General: Pana, Sama
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114841
Joshua Project People ID: 18893
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,300
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Pana, Sama
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pana
Language Code (ISO): pnq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions78.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic100.00 %
(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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Pana, Sama in Mali

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Pana, Sama Mali    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Pana, Sama in Mali          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Pana  
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