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PEID: 12650

ROP: 105271

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Lagwan - (kot)

Alternate Name(s): Mser, Moria, Bara, Makari

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cameroon

Also found in: Chad

Population: 22,500

Global Population: 57,000

PEID: 12650

ROP: 105271

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Kotoko of Cameroon, numbering 22,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 57,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Lagwan. The primary religion practiced by the Kotoko 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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