• PEOPLE NAME: CHAKOSI OF BENIN

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PEID: 12314

ROP: 100396

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Anufo - (cko)

Alternate Name(s): Anufo

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Benin

Also found in: Ghana; Togo

Population: 26,500

Global Population: 225,500


PEID: 12314

ROP: 100396

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Chakosi of Benin, numbering 26,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 225,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Anufo. The primary religion practiced by the Chakosi 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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