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PEID: 12305

ROP: 101101

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Anii - (blo)

Alternate Name(s): Baseca, Basila, Bassila, Gisida, “Ouinji-Ouinji” (pej.), “Winji-Winji” (pej.)

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Benin

Also found in: Togo

Population: 88,000

Global Population: 107,500

PEID: 12305

ROP: 101101

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Anii of Benin, numbering 88,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 107,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Anii. The primary religion practiced by the Anii 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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