The Neyo migrated from Liberia and first settled in the western part of Cote d'Ivoire. Fighting and warfare drove them to settle in their present location. They are located in the Sassandra sub prefecture of Cote d'Ivoire. Most of their 24 villages are along the seacoast.
Their economy is based on agriculture. They were formally fishermen but had to abandon this occupation as a result of competition with Ghanaian fishermen.
The Neyo are mostly animists. Each family worships a particular spirit which they believe protects them and assures them of good fortune. Each village also worships a particular deity. The Neyo worships a spirit as their overall deity, whom they believe protects every Neyo from drowning. There are evangelical churches among the Neyo. However, the members are mostly from other people groups.
They need basic amenities such as electricity, fresh pipe-borne water, schools and hospitals.
Pray for the clear proclamation of the gospel among them leading to a movement to Christ. Pray that God will give a missionary vision to the evangelical churches working among them, so they could focus on the Neyo.
Scripture Prayers for the Neho in Côte d'Ivoire.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Neho|
|People Name in Country||Neho|
|Population this Country||18,000|
|Population all Countries||18,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Gwibwen; Towi|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Bas-Sassandra District, Sassandra subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Neyo
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Neyo||YouVersion Bibles|