Yaka, Iyaka in Congo, Republic of the

The Yaka, Iyaka have only been reported in Congo, Republic of the
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Iyaka are better known as the Yaka. They live in the Republic of the Congo in central Africa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Rural Yaka people survive by hunting, fishing and subsistence agriculture. The men migrate to urban centers like Kinshasa for work where they engage in trade. Men who live in rural areas are given high status when they are successful hunters.
One of the ways the Yaka make a living is through their various crafts which are imitated by neighboring tribes. These crafts can be wood carvings, baskets, metal goods or woven baskets. They are well known for their bulky but well-made masks.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Yaka people would identify as Christian, but very few are Evangelical. Traditional religion still has a hold on them. Their masks have spiritual meaning, and they are used for African religious ceremonies.


What Are Their Needs?

The Yaka people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ for their physical and spiritual needs.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Holy Spirit sent revival within Yaka churches leading many to love and obey the Lord of lords.
Pray for Yaka followers of Christ to disciple others in Christ’s ways.
Pray for the Lord to give them an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and goodness. May the respond with praise!


Scripture Prayers for the Yaka, Iyaka in Congo, Republic of the.


References

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Yaka
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaka_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yaka, Iyaka
People Name in Country Yaka, Iyaka
Alternate Names
Population this Country 44,000
Population all Countries 44,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19489
ROP3 Code 115383
ROP25 Code 308901
ROP25 Name Yaka (Congo)
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Lékoumou department: Sibiti district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Lékoumou department: Sibiti district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Yaka (Congo) (44,000 speakers)
Language Code iyx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yaka (Congo) (44,000 speakers)
Language Code iyx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yaka (Congo)

Primary Language:  Yaka (Congo)

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1933)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
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Mobile App Android Bible app: Yaka YouVersion Bibles
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Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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