Neyo in Côte d'Ivoire

The Neyo have only been reported in Côte d'Ivoire
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Introduction / History

The Néyo migrated from Liberia and first settled in the western part of Côte d'Ivoire. Fighting and warfare drove them to settle in their present location. They are located in the Sassandra Sub Prefecture of Côte d'Ivoire. Most of their 24 villages are along the seacoast.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their economy is based on agriculture. They were formally fishermen but had to abandon this occupation as a result of competition with Ghanaian fishermen.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Néyo 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 Néyo worship a spirit as their overall deity, whom they believe protects every Néyo from drowning. There are evangelical churches among the Néyo. However, the members are mostly from other people groups.


What Are Their Needs?

They need basic amenities such as electricity, fresh pipe-borne water, schools and hospitals.


Prayer Points

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 Néyo.


Scripture Prayers for the Neyo in Côte d'Ivoire.


References

Adaobi Okoro


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Neyo
People Name in Country Neyo
Alternate Names Gwibwen; Towi
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 19,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13323
ROP3 Code 107220
ROP25 Code 306005
ROP25 Name Neyo
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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
Map of Neyo in Côte d'Ivoire Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
92.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
3.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Neyo (19,000 speakers)
Language Code ney   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Neyo (19,000 speakers)
Language Code ney   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Neyo

Primary Language:  Neyo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Neyo YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Neyo YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Cuyene - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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