• PEOPLE NAME: NAFANA SENUFO OF COTE D’IVOIRE

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PEID: 13114

ROP: 100951

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Nafaanra - (nfr)

Alternate Name(s): Nafana

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Ghana

Population: 99,000

Global Population: 189,500


PEID: 13114

ROP: 100951

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Nafana Senufo of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 99,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 189,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Nafaanra. The primary religion practiced by the Nafana Senufo 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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