• PEOPLE CLUSTER: KANURI-SAHARAN


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 24

Population: 10,906,900

Unreached people groups: 24

UPG population: 10,906,900

Unengaged UPGs: 11

UUPG population: 1,840,800

Number of countries: 6


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Kanuri people are an African ethnic group centered in the area of the former Bornu Empire, an African state of Nigeria from 1380 to 1893. Today this area spans northeastern Nigeria, southeast Niger, western Chad and northern Cameroon. Kanuri and related languages are classified as Saharan. The Kanuri-Saharan people cluster encompasses a number of ethnic and linguistic groups with historic ties to the Bornu Empire.

Peoples within this cluster: Berti; Bideyat; Birgid; Bulgeda; Daza; Kanembu; Kanuri, Yerwa; Kreda; Manga Kanuri; Teda; Zaghawa

Countries where they are found: Cameroon; Chad; Libya; Niger; Nigeria; Sudan


People groups: 24

Population: 10,906,900

Unreached people groups: 24

UPG population: 10,906,900

Unengaged UPGs: 11

UUPG population: 1,840,800

Number of countries: 6