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PEID: 13544

ROP: 110950

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Yalunka - (yal)

Alternate Name(s): Yalunke, Jalonke, Dyalonke, Djallonke, Jalunga, Dialonke

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Mali

Also found in: Guinea; Senegal; Sierra Leone

Population: 17,500

Global Population: 217,000

PEID: 13544

ROP: 110950

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Yalunka of Mali, numbering 17,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 217,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Yalunka. The primary religion practiced by the Yalunka is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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