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PEID: 47283

ROP: 111215

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Mande

Language: Mende (Sierra Leone) - (men)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: United States

Also found in: Liberia; Sierra Leone;

Population: 16,000

Global Population: 1,957,000

PEID: 47283

ROP: 111215

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 1

Overview: The Mande of United States, numbering 16,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,957,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Mende (Sierra Leone). The primary religion practiced by the Mande is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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