• PEOPLE NAME: BAMBARA OF BURKINA FASO

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PEID: 12371

ROP: 100925

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara

Language: Bambara - (bam)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire; France; Gambia; Guinea; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; United States

Population: 7,400

Global Population: 7,311,400


PEID: 12371

ROP: 100925

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Bambara of Burkina Faso, numbering 7,400, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke-Bambara people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,311,400 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Bambara. The primary religion practiced by the Bambara 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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