Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Agau

Language: Bilin - (byn)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Eritrea

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Population: 74,000

Global Population: 74,000

PEID: 11523

ROP: 101444

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Bilen of Eritrea, numbering 74,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Agau people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Eritrea. Their primary language is Bilin. The primary religion practiced by the Bilen 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