• PEOPLE NAME: MANINKA OF BURKINA FASO

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Western Maninkakan - (mlq)

Alternate Name(s): Malinke

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Mali; Senegal; United States

Population: 156,000

Global Population: 1,024,500


PEID: 12420

ROP: 106266

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Maninka of Burkina Faso, numbering 156,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,024,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Western Maninkakan. The primary religion practiced by the Maninka is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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