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PEID: 13448

ROP: 101114

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic

Language: Bassari - (bsc)

Alternate Name(s): Bassari, Ayan, Basari, Biyan, Onian, Oniyan, Onëyan, Wo

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Guinea-Bissau

Also found in: Guinea; Senegal

Population: 800

Global Population: 41,800

PEID: 13448

ROP: 101114

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Basari of Guinea-Bissau, numbering 800, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bassari. The primary religion practiced by the Basari is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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