Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Mahou - (mxx)

Alternate Name(s): Mahou, Mahouka

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

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Population: 423,000

Global Population: 423,000

PEID: 13109

ROP: 106411

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Mau of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 423,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Cote d’Ivoire. Their primary language is Mahou. The primary religion practiced by the Mau 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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