• PEOPLE NAME: BASSA OF NIGERIA

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PEID: 33345

ROP: 101109

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kru

Language: Hausa - (hau)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

Also found in: Liberia; Sierra Leone

Population: 5,900

Global Population: 790,100


PEID: 33345

ROP: 101109

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Bassa of Nigeria, numbering 5,900, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Kru people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 790,100 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Hausa. The primary religion practiced by the Bassa 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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