Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe

Language: Maasina Fulfulde - (ffm)

Alternate Name(s): Masina

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania

Population: 12,000

Global Population: 1,500,000

PEID: 12397

ROP: 103078

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Fulfulde Masina of Burkina Faso, numbering 12,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Fulani / Fulbe people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,500,000 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Maasina Fulfulde. The primary religion practiced by the Fulfulde Masina 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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