• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SONINKE


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 13

Population: 3,612,700

Unreached people groups: 13

UPG population: 3,612,700

Unengaged UPGs: 6

UUPG population: 897,200

Number of countries: 8


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Soninke are a Mande people who descended from the Bafour of Mauritania and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. Ethnologue classifies five Mande languages as Soninke-Boso. The people groups that speak these five languages comprise the Soninke people cluster.

Peoples within this cluster: Bozo, Hain; Bozo, Sorogoye; Bozo, Tieyaxo; Soninke

Countries where they are found: Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Mauritania; Senegal; United States


People groups: 13

Population: 3,612,700

Unreached people groups: 13

UPG population: 3,612,700

Unengaged UPGs: 6

UUPG population: 897,200

Number of countries: 8