• PEOPLE NAME: SHARWA OF CAMEROON


PEID: 12778

ROP: 115351

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Sarua - (swy)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cameroon

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Population: 9,600

Global Population: 9,600


PEID: 12778

ROP: 115351

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Sharwa of Cameroon, numbering 9,600, 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 Sarua. The primary religion practiced by the Sharwa 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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