Neho in Côte d'Ivoire

The Neho have only been reported in Côte d'Ivoire
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* Scripture Prayers for the Neho in Côte d'Ivoire.

* 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.


References

Adaobi Okoro


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Neho
People Name in Country Neho
Population this Country 17,000
Population all Countries 17,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gwibwen; Towi
People ID 13323
ROP3 Code 107220
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bas-Sassandra District, Sassandra subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bas-Sassandra District, Sassandra subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Neho in Côte d'Ivoire Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Neyo (17,000 speakers)
Language Code ney   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Neyo (17,000 speakers)
Language Code ney   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Neyo

Primary Language:  Neyo

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
92.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
3.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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