• PEOPLE NAME: SININKERE OF BURKINA FASO

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By Mark Fisher

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PEID: 12442

ROP: 109308

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Sininkere - (skq)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Burkina Faso

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Population: 12,500

Global Population: 12,500


PEID: 12442

ROP: 109308

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Sininkere of Burkina Faso, numbering 12,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Burkina Faso. Their primary language is Sininkere. The primary religion practiced by the Sininkere 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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