Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Buduma - (bdm)

Alternate Name(s): Boudouma,Yidina, Yedina

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Niger

Also found in: Cameroon; Chad; Nigeria

Population: 12,000

Global Population: 139,900

PEID: 13596

ROP: 101697

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Buduma of Niger, numbering 12,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 139,900 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Buduma. The primary religion practiced by the Buduma 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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