PEID: 15152

ROP: 100829

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Pygmy

Language: Bakwé - (bjw)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Angola

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire

Population: 21,000

Global Population: 38,500

PEID: 15152

ROP: 100829

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Bakwe Pygmies of Angola, numbering 21,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Pygmy people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 38,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bakwé. The primary religion practiced by the Bakwe Pygmies 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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