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PEID: 13074

ROP: 102974

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Ewe - (ewe)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Togo; United States

Population: 19,500

Global Population: 5,657,900

PEID: 13074

ROP: 102974

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Ewe of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 19,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,657,900 in 8 countries. Their primary language is Ewe. The primary religion practiced by the Ewe 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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