• PEOPLE NAME: KUNAMA OF ERITREA

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Kunama - (kun)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions - Animism

Country: Eritrea

Also found in: Ethiopia; Sudan

Population: 242,000

Global Population: 277,200


PEID: 11529

ROP: 105406

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Kunama of Eritrea, numbering 242,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 277,200 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Kunama. The primary religion practiced by the Kunama is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.


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