• PEOPLE NAME: FOODO OF BENIN

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Foodo - (fod)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Benin

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Population: 23,500

Global Population: 23,500


PEID: 12320

ROP: 103042

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Foodo of Benin, numbering 23,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Benin. Their primary language is Foodo. The primary religion practiced by the Foodo 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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