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PEID: 12372

ROP: 100685

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Baatonum - (bba)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Benin; Nigeria; Togo

Population: 29,500

Global Population: 1,431,500

PEID: 12372

ROP: 100685

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Bariba of Burkina Faso, numbering 29,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,431,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Baatonum. The primary religion practiced by the Bariba 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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