• PEOPLE NAME: WOLOF OF MAURITANIA

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PEID: 13591

ROP: 110856

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic-Wolof

Language: Wolof - (wol)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Mauritania

Also found in: Canada; Cote d’Ivoire; Gabon; Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Italy; Senegal; United States

Population: 306,000

Global Population: 7,019,700


PEID: 13591

ROP: 110856

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Wolof of Mauritania, numbering 306,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic-Wolof people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,019,700 in 9 countries. Their primary language is Wolof. The primary religion practiced by the Wolof 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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