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PEID: 13247

ROP: 110856

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic-Wolof

Language: Gambian Wolof - (wof)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Gambia

Also found in: Canada; Cote d’Ivoire; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Italy; Mauritania; Senegal; United States

Population: 373,000

Global Population: 7,463,700

PEID: 13247

ROP: 110856

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Wolof of Gambia, numbering 373,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic-Wolof people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,463,700 in 9 countries. Their primary language is Gambian Wolof. The primary religion practiced by the Wolof 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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