Bambara of Canada
People Name: Bambara
Country: Canada
Language: Bamanankan
Population: 700
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara
Primary Religion: Islam
% Adherents: 4.00 %
% Evangelical: 1.60 %
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Ministry Obstacles
Bambara speakers are folk Muslims, meaning that they are Muslims with a strong bent towards pre-Islamic tribal religion. The well-educated among them are more secular than those who live in rural Africa. To any Muslim, Jesus is only a prophet, not the savior.

Outreach Ideas
Believers in Canada's business communities can hire Bambara speakers, and have regular contact with them in the workplace. Bambara identity is in jeopardy in a land where they are a small minority. Believers can help them find a new identity in Christ through discipleship.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are some Bambara speakers who follow Christ in Canada. Pray that they will shine His light in such a way that other West Africans will be attracted to Him. Pray for a discipleship making movement among West Africans to form in Canada.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Bambara people to look to Jesus Christ for their needs.
* Pray for them to accept His ways.

Bambara of Canada