Mono of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,300

ROP3 Code: 115335
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: United States

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  Fresno, CA - 2,300

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Brief Profile

The Mono, also known as the Western Mono, call themselves the Nimi, or "People," in their own language. Traditionally, they resided in central California along the Sierra Nevada.

Today most Mono reside on the Big Sandy and Cold Springs Rancherias, with other Indians on the Tule River Reservation, and in several northern California communities.

The Mono Tribal Council is located in Dunlap, California. Formal communities include the Tule River Reservation (Tulare County, shared, with a tribal council); the Posgisa community at Big Sandy Rancheria (Fresno County) (495 tribal members); the Num, located around the town of North Fork (1,800 tribal members); the Wobonuch community at Dunlap; and the Holkoma community at Cold Springs Rancheria (275 tribal members).

The Mono adhere to traditional ethnic beliefs and a smaller percentage are evangelical Christians.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will discover and encounter Mono people becoming their friends and revealing via their lifestyle and shared testimony the truth found in Christ concerning having an eternal and abundant life.
  • Pray Mono Christians will boldly share the message of Christ with unreached Mono people.
  • Pray God will work miracles in the hearts and minds of Mono to understand and receive a message of being on mission with Christ.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesDunlapFresnoCA2,300