• PEOPLE NAME: KRIO OF SIERRA LEONE

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PEID: 14283

ROP: 105310

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Other Sub-Saharan African

Language: Krio - (kri)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Canada; Equatorial Guinea; Netherlands; Senegal; United Kingdom; United States

Population: 899,000

Global Population: 949,100


PEID: 14283

ROP: 105310

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Krio of Sierra Leone, numbering 899,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Sub-Saharan African people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 949,100 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Krio. The primary religion practiced by the Krio is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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