Mandyak, Manjaco in Senegal


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Introduction / History

The Mandya, Manjaco in Guinea-Bissau are best known as the Manjack people. Their name means, "I tell you."
The Manjaco people mainly live in northwestern Guinea-Bissau, though others live in southern Senegal or The Gambia. Some have migrated to France, a country that once held their homeland as a colony.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a rural people who make their living by subsistence farming like most people in their part of West Africa. There are also a number of Manjaco people who have made their mark in Africa as professional soccer players.


The main obstacle might be an unwillingness of God's people to go to them.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Manjaco people hold to traditional religion that centers around the spirits of their ancestors. They believe these ancestral spirits are selfish and vindictive, yet they have power to bring good or bad fortune. During their many rituals Manjacos have been known to demand that the ancestral spirits do them favors in return for the gifts and offerings they bring. They sometimes refer to these spirits as "workers" and the Manjacos are the "employers" who will only pay them with offerings if the spirits produce blessings. The Manjaco people believe that funerals are essential to ensure that these spirits treat them well. Manjacos who move to cities will return to their rural homelands to participate in funeral rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Manjaco people in Senegal need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity no matter what they may face in their daily lives.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless the Manjaco people economically and spiritually.
Pray for loving workers to go to the Manjaco people in Sepegal until there are disciples who make more disciples.
Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Manjaco to understand and to believe the gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Mandyak, Manjaco in Senegal.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjack_people
http://www.livedead.org/2015/06/12/upg-the-mandyak-manjaco-of-guinea-bissau/
https://culanth.org/articles/175-the-funeral-and-modernity-in-manjaco


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mandyak
People Name in Country Mandyak, Manjaco
Pronunciation MAHN-jahk
Alternate Names Caio; Manjack; Manjaco; Pecixe
Population this Country 173,000
Population all Countries 510,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13493
ROP3 Code 106236
ROP25 Code 305110
ROP25 Name Mandyak
Country Senegal
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sedhiou region: Soukoutoto southeast to Guinea border, Casamance river, both sides; Ziguinchor region: from capitol southeast to Guinea border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Senegal
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sedhiou region: Soukoutoto southeast to Guinea border, Casamance river, both sides; Ziguinchor region: from capitol southeast to Guinea border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.07 %)
7.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mandjak (173,000 speakers)
Language Code mfv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mandjak (173,000 speakers)
Language Code mfv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mandjak
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Map Source Anonymous  
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