Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kanuri-Saharan

Language: Manga Kanuri - (kby)

Alternate Name(s): Mangawa

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Niger

Population: 411,000

Global Population: 1,153,000

PEID: 13984

ROP: 106240

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Manga Kanuri of Nigeria, numbering 411,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Kanuri-Saharan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,153,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Manga Kanuri. The primary religion practiced by the Manga Kanuri 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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