• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF COTE D’IVOIRE

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PEID: 13151

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo; United States

Population: 135,000

Global Population: 37,086,400


PEID: 13151

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Yoruba of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 135,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 37,086,400 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba is Neo-Pentecostalism, a movement characterized by manifestations in non-Pentecostal churches of what have been traditionally categorized as Pentecostal experiences, frequently combined with prosperity gospel theology.


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