• PEOPLE NAME: BALANTA OF GUINEA-BISSAU

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic

Language: Balanta-Kentohe - (ble)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Guinea-Bissau

Also found in: Cabo Verde; Canada

Population: 375,000

Global Population: 429,090


PEID: 13444

ROP: 111208

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Balanta of Guinea-Bissau, numbering 375,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 429,090 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Balanta-Kentohe. The primary religion practiced by the Balanta is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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