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PEID: 25090

ROP: 110343

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Mande

Language: Kyanga - (tye)

Alternate Name(s): Kyengawa, Tyenga

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Benin

Population: 17,000

Global Population: 19,700

PEID: 25090

ROP: 110343

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Kyangawa of Nigeria, numbering 17,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 19,700 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Kyanga. The primary religion practiced by the Kyangawa is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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