• PEOPLE NAME: BAMBARA OF MALI

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PEID: 13534

ROP: 100925

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara

Language: Bambara - (bam)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Mali

Also found in: Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; France; Gambia; Guinea; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; United States

Population: 6,705,000

Global Population: 7,206,000


PEID: 13534

ROP: 100925

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Bambara of Mali, numbering 6,705,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke-Bambara people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,206,000 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Bambara. The primary religion practiced by the Bambara is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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