• PEOPLE NAME: MANINKA OF BURKINA FASO

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Western Maninkakan - (mlq)

Alternate Name(s): Malinke

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Mali; Senegal; United States

Population: 166,000

Global Population: 1,430,500


PEID: 12420

ROP: 106266

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Maninka of Burkina Faso, numbering 166,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,430,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Western Maninkakan. The primary religion practiced by the Maninka 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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