Nalu of Guinea-Bissau

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Nalu of Guinea-Bissau

The Nalu live along the coastal lagoons of southern Guinea-Bissau and in Guinea near Boke, Katchek Island. They mainly grow rice in this marshy area that is flooded six months out of the year, during which time the only way to get around is by canoe. The men fish and grow cola nuts; the women grow rice. Historically, they have believed in a single god, known as Kanu, assisted by male and female spirits. The people to some extent converted to Islam in the 1950s.

Ministry Obstacles

The Nalu people may have a confused worldview, a mixture of traditional religion and Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to genuinely care for the physical needs of the Nalu tribe, finding ways to assist them and build bridges of friendship.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There may be a few that know and follow Jesus among the Nalu people. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them become firmly established in the faith. Pray they will live upright lives, honoring Christ. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit consistently.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Nalu people will be given the gift of hearing clearly of Jesus. Pray that each person in the tribe will hear at least once who Jesus is, and what He has provided for them. Pray they hear it in their mother tongue, and hear it without confusion or uncertainty in the presentation.

Scripture Focus

"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

People Name: Nalu
Country: Guinea-Bissau
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 11,000
World Population: 22,000
Language: Nalu
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image