• PEOPLE NAME: GOLA OF SIERRA LEONE

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic

Language: Gola - (gol)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Liberia

Population: 14,500

Global Population: 197,500


PEID: 14279

ROP: 103420

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Gola of Sierra Leone, numbering 14,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 197,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Gola. The primary religion practiced by the Gola 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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