• PEOPLE NAME: BANDIAL OF SENEGAL

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PEID: 42187

ROP: 100968

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic-Jola

Language: Bandial - (bqj)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Senegal

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Population: 15,000

Global Population: 15,000


PEID: 42187

ROP: 100968

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Bandial of Senegal, numbering 15,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic-Jola people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Senegal. Their primary language is Bandial. The primary religion practiced by the Bandial 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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