• PEOPLE NAME: LEVANTINE ARABS OF GUINEA-BISSAU

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Levant

Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Guinea-Bissau

Also found in: Australia; British Virgin Islands; Cote d’Ivoire; Curacao; Egypt; Guinea; Haiti; Portugal; Sweden; Tunisia; Turkey

Population: 8,900

Global Population: 2,387,250


PEID: 13440

ROP: 109667

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Levantine Arabs of Guinea-Bissau, numbering 8,900, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Levant people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,387,250 in 12 countries. Their primary language is North Levantine Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Levantine Arabs 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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