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PEID: 13803

ROP: 103392

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Glavda - (glw)

Alternate Name(s): Gelebda, Ametsa, Wakura

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Cameroon

Population: 54,000

Global Population: 63,400

PEID: 13803

ROP: 103392

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Glavda of Nigeria, numbering 54,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 63,400 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Glavda. The primary religion practiced by the Glavda 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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