Bondoukou Kulango in Côte d'Ivoire

Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Bondoukou Kulango
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
10/40 Window: No
Population: 157,000
World Population: 204,000
Primary Language: Kulango, Bondoukou
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 4.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.50 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Gur
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Kulango is an ethnic group in Cote d'Ivoire, specifically in the Bondoukou region. Bondoukou also refers to a city in Ivory Coast's northeast that was once a strategic location on a West African trade route. In sum, Kulango is the ethnic group, and Bondoukou describes their location and their dialect. There are many other ethnic groups in their part of the country.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bondoukou Kulango are mainly farmers who produce cocoa, coffee, cotton, maize, yams and sorghum. They also herd cattle. Their cultural activities include their own forms of dance, music and work working. The Bondoukou Kulango are known for their fine crafts.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bondoukou Kulango have their own set of religious beliefs. They worship their own gods and spirits. Fortunately, there are Christian believers among them who can point them to the cross and the empty grave.

What Are Their Needs?

Bondoukou Kulango identity is centered on their key role in resistance to French colonialists. They need their identity to be centered on the rock, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray for many from this unreached people group to understand both God's judgment and his majestic glory.
Pray for loving workers to go to the Bondoukou Kulango people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.
Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.

Text Source:   Joshua Project