• PEOPLE NAME: KAMARA OF GHANA

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PEID: 13359

ROP: 104505

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Kamara - (jmr)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Ghana

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Population: 5,300

Global Population: 5,300


PEID: 13359

ROP: 104505

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Kamara of Ghana, numbering 5,300, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Ghana. Their primary language is Kamara. The primary religion practiced by the Kamara 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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