PEID: 12352

ROP: 109429

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Miyobe - (soy)

Alternate Name(s): Sola, Meyobe, Soruba, Piyobe

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Benin

Also found in: Togo

Population: 20,000

Global Population: 26,300

PEID: 12352

ROP: 109429

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Soruba of Benin, numbering 20,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 26,300 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Miyobe. The primary religion practiced by the Soruba is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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