PEID: 12496

ROP: 100830

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Congo

Language: Bekwel - (bkw)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Cameroon

Also found in: Congo (Brazzaville); Gabon

Population: 1,800

Global Population: 22,000

PEID: 12496

ROP: 100830

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Bakwele of Cameroon, numbering 1,800, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Congo people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 22,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bekwel. The primary religion practiced by the Bakwele is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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