• PEOPLE NAME: KANEMBU OF NIGERIA

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PEID: 13904

ROP: 104570

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kanuri-Saharan

Language: Kanembu - (kbl)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Chad; Niger

Population: 2,000

Global Population: 823,000


PEID: 13904

ROP: 104570

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Kanembu of Nigeria, numbering 2,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kanuri-Saharan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 823,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Kanembu. The primary religion practiced by the Kanembu 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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