• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF BENIN

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PEID: 12364

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - African Traditional Religion

Country: Benin

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

Population: 229,000

Global Population: 37,168,400


PEID: 12364

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Yoruba of Benin, numbering 229,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 37,168,400 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba is African Traditional Religion, a collection of beliefs and practices unique to various African ethnic groups.


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