PEID: 12802

ROP: 110593

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Vute - (vut)

Alternate Name(s): Bute Bavek

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cameroon

Also found in: Nigeria

Population: 40,000

Global Population: 43,500

PEID: 12802

ROP: 110593

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Vute of Cameroon, numbering 40,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 43,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Vute. The primary religion practiced by the Vute 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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