• PEOPLE NAME: BASSA OF SIERRA LEONE

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PEID: 14272

ROP: 101109

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kru

Language: Bassa - (bsq)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Liberia; Nigeria

Population: 8,200

Global Population: 720,000


PEID: 14272

ROP: 101109

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Bassa of Sierra Leone, numbering 8,200, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kru people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 720,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bassa. The primary religion practiced by the Bassa is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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