• PEOPLE NAME: DAFIN OF MALI

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PEID: 13542

ROP: 106346

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Marka - (rkm)

Alternate Name(s): Marka

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Mali

Also found in: Burkina Faso

Population: 44,000

Global Population: 332,000


PEID: 13542

ROP: 106346

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Dafin of Mali, numbering 44,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 332,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Marka. The primary religion practiced by the Dafin is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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