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PEID: 14281

ROP: 114893

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Mande

Language: Kono (Sierra Leone) - (kno)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire

Population: 306,000

Global Population: 333,500

PEID: 14281

ROP: 114893

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Kono of Sierra Leone, numbering 306,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 333,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Kono (Sierra Leone). The primary religion practiced by the Kono is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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