• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF UNITED STATES

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PEID: 47644

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: United States

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo

Population: 22,000

Global Population: 33,735,600


PEID: 47644

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Yoruba of United States, numbering 22,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 33,735,600 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba 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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