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PEID: 13288

ROP: 100396

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Anufo - (cko)

Alternate Name(s): Anufo, Kyokosi

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Ghana

Also found in: Benin; Togo

Population: 114,000

Global Population: 236,000

PEID: 13288

ROP: 100396

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Chakosi of Ghana, numbering 114,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 236,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Anufo. The primary religion practiced by the Chakosi is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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