Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Mbonga - (xmb)

Alternate Name(s): Matakam, Bulahai, Mofa

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Cameroon

Population: 9,000

Global Population: 11,500

PEID: 13993

ROP: 106479

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Mafa of Nigeria, numbering 9,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 11,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Mbonga. The primary religion practiced by the Mafa is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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