Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Eastern Maninkakan - (emk)

Alternate Name(s): Kangaba Maninka, Maninga, Maninka, Maninkakan, Maninkaxan

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Mali

Also found in: Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone

Population: 633,000

Global Population: 4,441,500

PEID: 48618

ROP: 106265

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Eastern Maninka of Mali, numbering 633,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,441,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Maninkakan. The primary religion practiced by the Eastern Maninka 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.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available