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PEID: 13095

ROP: 105207

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Konyanka Maninka - (mku)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Guinea

Population: 252,000

Global Population: 511,000

PEID: 13095

ROP: 105207

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Konyanke of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 252,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 511,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Konyanka Maninka. The primary religion practiced by the Konyanke 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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