• PEOPLE NAME: BARIBA OF NIGERIA

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PEID: 13671

ROP: 100685

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Baatonum - (bba)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Togo

Population: 178,000

Global Population: 1,179,000


PEID: 13671

ROP: 100685

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Bariba of Nigeria, numbering 178,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,179,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Baatonum. The primary religion practiced by the Bariba 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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