• PEOPLE NAME: JAHANKA OF GAMBIA

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PEID: 13230

ROP: 104152

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Jahanka - (jad)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Gambia

Also found in: Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Senegal

Population: 4,700

Global Population: 116,800


PEID: 13230

ROP: 104152

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Jahanka of Gambia, numbering 4,700, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 116,800 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Jahanka. The primary religion practiced by the Jahanka 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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