People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Balanta, Kentohe in Guinea-Bissau

Balanta, Kentohe

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Send us a map of this people group in this country.
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
380,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.37 % No   

Balanta, Kentohe in Guinea-Bissau

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The Balanta are fishermen, herders, and cultivators. They grow millet, rice, peanuts, cashews, and fruit for a cash crop. They love to celebrate traditional holidays. The Balanta live on the west coast of Africa though they originated in India, Egypt, and Ethiopia.

What are their beliefs?
In this society God is believed to be far away. They try to reach him through spirits and sacrifices. Although Catholicism has been partially accepted, Islam is strong and practiced along with spirit worship.

Prayer Points
* Pray for an indigenous church planting movement among the Balanta people.
* Ask God to break the ties of traditional spirit worship.
* Pray for God to use this very versatile people and make them see that believing on Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation.
* Pray that medical and educational needs will be met.

View Balanta, Kentohe in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
Country: Guinea-Bissau
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:4
Location in Country:Widespread. Central western area, between north and south country borders.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Balanta, Kentohe
People Name General: Balanta, Kentohe
Alternate People Names:
AlanteBelanda
BelanteBrassa
BulandaFora
South Balanta
ROP3 Code: 111208
Joshua Project People ID: 16118
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 380,000
Population all Countries: 480,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Atlantic
People Name General: Balanta, Kentohe
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Balanta-Kentohe (380,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ble    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Quentohe
Dialect Code:1677
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 2.37 %)
Ethnic Religions56.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam39.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
 
(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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1980-2012
New Testament:
2011
Complete Bible: Yes
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Balanta-Kentohe
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Balanta, Kentohe in Guinea-Bissau

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Atlantic     West and Central Africa    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Balanta, Kentohe Guinea-Bissau    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Balanta, Kentohe in Guinea-Bissau          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Balanta-Kentohe  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?rog3=PU&peo3=16118