• PEOPLE NAME: HINA OF CAMEROON

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PEID: 12620

ROP: 103787

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Mina (Cameroon) - (hna)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cameroon

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Population: 21,500

Global Population: 21,500


PEID: 12620

ROP: 103787

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Hina of Cameroon, numbering 21,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Cameroon. Their primary language is Mina (Cameroon). The primary religion practiced by the Hina 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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