• PEOPLE NAME: SONINKE OF BURKINA FASO

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Soninke

Language: Soninke - (snk)

Alternate Name(s): Sarakole, Wakore, Gadyaga, Serahuli, Aswanik, Silabe, Sarawule, Toubakai

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Burkina Faso

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

Population: 178,000

Global Population: 2,815,300


PEID: 12446

ROP: 109413

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Soninke of Burkina Faso, numbering 178,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Soninke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,815,300 in 8 countries. Their primary language is Soninke. The primary religion practiced by the Soninke is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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