Loma in Côte d'Ivoire

Photo Source:  Anonymous 
People Name: Loma
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
10/40 Window: No
Population: 3,900
World Population: 3,900
Primary Language: Loma
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 3.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.20 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Gur
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The name Loma is derived from the word "lolema", which means "he who is proud of his power." They are probably a sub-group of the Koulango (northeast of Cote d'Ivoire) as they go as far as Tingo, a Koulango village for their rituals.

Where Are they Located?

The Loma are found in the Zanzan region, northeast of Cote d'Ivoire.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are said to be generally hostile; their neighbors, the Lobi and Lohron, are said to be wary of them because of their aggressive nature.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Each Loma village worships an idol beileved to be protecting the village. Other idols are those responsible for riches, strength and the pevention of people committing adultery.

What Are Their Needs?

They need medical services and infrastructure. They also need good roads.

Prayer Points

Pray they will know the Truth that makes people free.
Pray there will be a clear proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pray the Lord of the harvest will send laborers to reach them with the gospel.

Text Source:   AMI Cote d'Ivoire