Neho in Côte d'Ivoire

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Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Neho
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
10/40 Window: No
Population: 18,000
World Population: 18,000
Primary Language: Neyo
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 3.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Kru
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Neyo migrated from Liberia and first settled in the western part of Cote d'Ivoire. Fighting and warfare drove them to settle in their present location. They are located in the Sassandra sub prefecture of Cote 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 Neyo 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 Neyo worships a spirit as their overall deity, whom they believe protects every Neyo from drowning. There are evangelical churches among the Neyo. 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 Neyo.

Text Source:   Joshua Project