• 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 - Sunni

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Liberia; United States

Population: 2,315,000

Global Population: 2,389,500


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 2,315,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,389,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Mende (Sierra Leone). The primary religion practiced by the Mende is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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