• PEOPLE NAME: LAKKA OF NIGERIA


PEID: 13956

ROP: 105592

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi

Language: Laka (Nigeria) - (lak)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 9,100

Global Population: 9,100


PEID: 13956

ROP: 105592

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Lakka of Nigeria, numbering 9,100, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Adamawa-Ubangi people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Nigeria. Their primary language is Laka (Nigeria). The primary religion practiced by the Lakka 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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