• PEOPLE NAME: MBELIME OF BENIN

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PEID: 12340

ROP: 106471

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Mbelime - (mql)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Benin

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Population: 83,000

Global Population: 83,000


PEID: 12340

ROP: 106471

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Mbelime of Benin, numbering 83,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Benin. Their primary language is Mbelime. The primary religion practiced by the Mbelime is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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