Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Agau

Language: Bilin - (byn)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Eritrea

Also found in: Ethiopia

Population: 122,000

Global Population: 358,000

PEID: 11523

ROP: 101444

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Bilen of Eritrea, numbering 122,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Agau people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 358,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bilin. The primary religion practiced by the Bilen is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Not Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available