Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Eastern Maninkakan - (emk)

Alternate Name(s): Kangaba Maninka

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Mali

Also found in: Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone

Population: 491,000

Global Population: 3,871,500

PEID: 48618

ROP: 106265

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Eastern Maninkakan of Mali, numbering 491,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,871,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Maninkakan. The primary religion practiced by the Eastern Maninkakan 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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