• PEOPLE NAME: BIALABA OF BENIN

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PEID: 12307

ROP: 101421

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Biali - (beh)

Alternate Name(s): Berba, Bialaba, Bieri, Bjerb, Bjeri

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Benin

Also found in: Burkina Faso

Population: 170,000

Global Population: 173,400


PEID: 12307

ROP: 101421

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Bialaba of Benin, numbering 170,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 173,400 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Biali. The primary religion practiced by the Bialaba is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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