• PEOPLE NAME: BEDOUIN ARABS OF BURKINA FASO

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb

Language: Algerian Arabic - (arq)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Algeria; Belgium; Canada; France; Italy; Netherlands; Spain; Tunisia; United States

Population: 21,000

Global Population: 33,098,600


PEID: 12373

ROP: 100226

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Bedouin Arabs of Burkina Faso, numbering 21,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Maghreb people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 33,098,600 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Algerian Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Bedouin Arabs 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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