Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara

Language: Bambara - (bam)

Alternate Name(s): Wassalunke

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Mali

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire; Guinea

Population: 225,000

Global Population: 359,500

PEID: 13575

ROP: 110714

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Wassalu of Mali, numbering 225,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke-Bambara people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 359,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bambara. The primary religion practiced by the Wassalu is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.

Bible Translations: Available

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Radio Broadcast: Available