COUNTRIES: Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, United States
Unlike many of their surrounding people groups, the Soninke have established permanent homes and towns. Soninke living in Senegal represent about one-tenth of the Soninke people group, with the balance of the population having either moved eastward into Mali along the Mali-Mauritania border or emigrated to France.
Many of the Soninke work in agriculture with the men cultivating the land and raising cattle and the women tending to gardens. The Soninke believe in polygyny and can marry up to four wives. The majority of the Soninke are followers of Islam and believe in objects or animals being possessed by spirits.
Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray that those currently serving among the Soninke would shine the light of the gospel upon this unreached community in Senegal.
- Pray that a church planting team would go and be a part of the work currently being done to reach the Soninke.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will soften the hearts of the Soninke towards the gospel message