• PEOPLE NAME: SOKOTO FULANI OF NIGER

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PEID: 13608

ROP: 109381

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe

Language: Central-Eastern Niger Fulfulde - (fuq)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Niger

Also found in: France; Nigeria

Population: 946,000

Global Population: 1,336,500


PEID: 13608

ROP: 109381

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Sokoto Fulani of Niger, numbering 946,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Fulani / Fulbe people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,336,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Central-Eastern Niger Fulfulde. The primary religion practiced by the Sokoto Fulani 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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