Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe

Language: Maasina Fulfulde - (ffm)

Alternate Name(s): Masina, Fula Kita

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Burkina Faso; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania

Population: 2,700

Global Population: 1,500,000

PEID: 13077

ROP: 103078

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Fulfulde Masina of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 2,700, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Fulani / Fulbe people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,500,000 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Maasina Fulfulde. The primary religion practiced by the Fulfulde Masina 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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