Western Maninka in United States


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Introduction / History

Malinke people are also called Maninka, and you will see them referred to either way. They are closely related to a number of other groups in the area. Like most major people groups, the Maninka have subgroups that speak different dialects. Within Senegal there are those who speak Western Maninkakan. We call them the Western Maninka. Most Maninka can trace their roots back to the once great Mali Empire. This empire was created by several Maninka clans in the second millennium. It grew in power in the thirteenth century under the rule of Sundiata, the "lion king," who unified the kingdom and began to conquer surrounding peoples. In the fifteenth century, Portuguese explorers reached the coast and began trading in slaves and ivory.

Starting in the 19th century, France had extensive colonial holdings in much of West Africa. Those areas included places where the Western Maninka people lived. A small number of the Western Maninka (as well as other sub-Saharan Africans) gained higher education. They are the ones who are welcome in most Western nations including the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Typically, sub-Saharan African peoples in the United States live together, so the Maninka groups have regular contact with people from other African ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Those who live in the US are often well-educated and hold high-paying jobs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Officially the Western Maninka people are Sunni Muslim. Like other Muslims in West Africa, their version of Islam is clouded by animistic practices. In the United States they have regular contact with Muslims with a more orthodox form of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

There are some believers among them. Prayer is the first step towards seeing a full movement to Christ among this Muslim people group.


Prayer Points

Pray for Western Maninka leaders in the US to open the door to Christ's ambassadors.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out Holy Spirit anointed workers among the Western Maninka people in the US.

Pray for a powerful disciple making movement among every Maninka community that has migrated to the West.


Scripture Prayers for the Maninka, Western in United States.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Maninka, Western
People Name in Country Maninka, Western
Natural Name Western Maninka
Pronunciation mah-NEENG-kah
Alternate Names Ivorian Malinke; Kita Maninka; Manding; Mandingo; Mandinka; Northwestern Maninka
Population this Country 5,200
Population all Countries 2,415,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13510
ROP3 Code 106266
ROP25 Code 305137
ROP25 Name Maninka
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Bronx)   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Bronx).   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Maninkakan, Western (5,200 speakers)
Language Code mlq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maninkakan, Western (5,200 speakers)
Language Code mlq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maninkakan, Western

Primary Language:  Maninkakan, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1997-2003)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maninkakan, Western Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Jacques Taberlet - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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