• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF BENIN

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PEID: 12364

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Benin

Also found in: Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo; United States

Population: 228,000

Global Population: 34,704,000


PEID: 12364

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Yoruba of Benin, numbering 228,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 34,704,000 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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