• PEOPLE NAME: MENDE OF SIERRA LEONE

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PEID: 14291

ROP: 111215

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Mande

Language: Mende (Sierra Leone) - (men)

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Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Liberia; United States

Population: 2,145,000

Global Population: 2,218,000


PEID: 14291

ROP: 111215

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Mende of Sierra Leone, numbering 2,145,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,218,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Mende (Sierra Leone). The primary religion practiced by the Mende is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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