There are at least three oral traditions about the origin of the Eotile. One of the traditions claim that the Eotile, whose former name was Mekyibo were a long time ago placed on earth by God. A second version is that as a result of war with the Anyi, the Eotile fled from the south-west of the Abi lagoon towards Mosou to found Vitre village, A third version is that hte Eotile were of the Mekyibo who came out of two villages Abondji and Nbihon, which are at the bottom of the Abi lagoon.
The name Eotile was given to them by the Anyi and it means "the people that came out of water".
They are found in Etueboue and Grand Bassam prefectures, south east of Cote d'Ivoire.
They are mostly fishermen and subsistent farmers.
Bosson Assemlan is their principal deity. He is said to be represented by a rock in the Abi lagoon, and the tip if the rock is visible. He is also believed to be the spirit of a white man who receives articles of sacrifice such as Roman wine,chickens and bananas. In addition to Bosson Assemlan, every village has its own deity
No presing social need, they have the basic amenities.
Pray that the people will turn from worshiping idols to worship the living God.
Pray for a persevering spirit for the evangelical churches working among them.
Pray that God will sustain the faith of the few Eotile converts, who often are persecuted.
Scripture Prayers for the Eotile, Mekyibo in Côte d'Ivoire.
|Profile Source: Action Missionnaire Interafricaine|
|People Name General||Eotile|
|People Name in Country||Eotile, Mekyibo|
|Alternate Names||Byetri; Ehotile; Mekyibo|
|Population this Country||8,000|
|Population all Countries||8,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Comoé District, Grand Bassam subprefecture, Vitre I and Vitre II villages. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Anyin
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1997)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Anyin||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Anyin||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Anyin||YouVersion Bibles|