• PEOPLE NAME: DAFIN OF MALI

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PEID: 13542

ROP: 106346

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Marka - (rkm)

Alternate Name(s): Marka

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Mali

Also found in: Burkina Faso

Population: 57,500

Global Population: 356,500


PEID: 13542

ROP: 106346

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Dafin of Mali, numbering 57,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 356,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Marka. The primary religion practiced by the Dafin is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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