The Konyanke are very joyful, friendly and hospitable people, but they don’t know the true JOY that comes from knowing Christ — eternal spiritual joy. There are around 233,000 Konyanke people in Ivory Coast and approximately 3,902,000 in the world. They are also found in seven other west African countries, and more than 12,000 in the United States. Islam is their outward religion of practice, though most still consider divination and casting spells a vital part of life.
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10c ESV)