• PEOPLE NAME: BAMBARA OF COTE D’IVOIRE

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PEID: 13042

ROP: 100925

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke-Bambara

Language: Bambara - (bam)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Burkina Faso; France; Gambia; Guinea; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal; United States

Population: 139,000

Global Population: 6,378,700


PEID: 13042

ROP: 100925

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Bambara of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 139,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Malinke-Bambara people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 6,378,700 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Bambara. The primary religion practiced by the Bambara is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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