Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Soninke

Language: Soninke - (snk)

Alternate Name(s): Sarakole, Sarawule

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Guinea-Bissau

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire; Gambia; Mali; Mauritania; Senegal; United States

Population: 10,500

Global Population: 3,227,700

PEID: 13474

ROP: 109413

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Soninke of Guinea-Bissau, numbering 10,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Soninke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,227,700 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Soninke. The primary religion practiced by the Soninke 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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