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PEID: 14245

ROP: 104921

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Xaasongaxango - (kao)

Alternate Name(s): Xasonga, Kassonke, Xaasonga, Xasonke, Xaasongaxang, Kasonke, Kasson, Kasso

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Senegal

Also found in: Mali

Population: 14,500

Global Population: 1,054,500

PEID: 14245

ROP: 104921

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Khasonke of Senegal, numbering 14,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,054,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Xaasongaxango. The primary religion practiced by the Khasonke 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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