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PEID: 13400

ROP: 101114

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic

Language: Oniyan - (bsc)

Alternate Name(s): Bayan, Anyan, Oneyan, Wo, Tenda Basari, Basari, Onian, Oniyan

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Guinea

Also found in: Guinea-Bissau; Senegal

Population: 21,000

Global Population: 42,850

PEID: 13400

ROP: 101114

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Bassari of Guinea, numbering 21,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 42,850 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Oniyan. The primary religion practiced by the Bassari is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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