Ivorian of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 12,800

ROP3 Code: 104122
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Guinean
Language: French - (fra)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Ivory Coast

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 3,100

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 2,100

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC - 1,500

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 1,400

  Worcester, MA - 900

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Brief Profile

The Ivorian are a cluster of people groups from Côte d'Ivoire, formerly known as the Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast is home to over 60 distinct people groups. In the early 2000s, Civil War led many Ivorians to flee their homeland. They settled mostly in larger urban metro areas and predominantly on the east coast in the United States.

French is the national language therefore all Ivorian people speak French. However, they also speak their distinct people group language. They may speak Bambara or Mande languages.

Music is an integral part of Ivorian culture and traditionally griots, or story-tellers, would make a musical accompaniment to their entertainment, with instruments such as drums or gongs.

Ivorian people adhere to either Islam, Christianity, or traditional ethnic religion. In everyday life, they may mix their traditional ethnic religion with either Islamic or Christian practices.

Prayer Points

  • Pray as Christians encounter Ivorian people that they will take time to get to know them, asking questions to understand their ethnic, linguistic, and religious background.
  • Pray God will breakdown social and cultural barriers that prevent Ivorian people from understanding truth found in Jesus Christ.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Bible - French
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC3,100
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY2,100
United StatesD.C.Washington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,500
United StatesSomervilleBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA1,400
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA900
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT700
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX700