Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic

Language: Bainouk-Gunyaamolo - (bcz)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Gambia

Also found in: Senegal

Population: 3,000

Global Population: 41,500

PEID: 13226

ROP: 101019

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Bainouk of Gambia, numbering 3,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 41,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Bainouk-Gunyaamolo. The primary religion practiced by the Bainouk 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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