• PEOPLE NAME: BASSARI OF SENEGAL

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PEID: 14220

ROP: 101114

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic

Language: Bassari - (bsc)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Senegal

Also found in: Guinea; Guinea-Bissau

Population: 20,000

Global Population: 40,800


PEID: 14220

ROP: 101114

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Bassari of Senegal, numbering 20,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 40,800 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Bassari. The primary religion practiced by the Bassari is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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