Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Songhai

Language: Zarma - (dje)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Ghana

Also found in: Benin; Niger; Nigeria

Population: 8,700

Global Population: 4,011,200

PEID: 13391

ROP: 111171

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Zerma of Ghana, numbering 8,700, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Songhai people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,011,200 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Zarma. The primary religion practiced by the Zerma is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available