• PEOPLE NAME: SONGHAI OF MALI

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Songhai

Language: Koyraboro Senni Songhai - (ses)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Mali

Also found in: Benin; Ghana; Niger

Population: 1,180,000

Global Population: 2,406,300


PEID: 13568

ROP: 109404

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Songhai of Mali, numbering 1,180,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Songhai people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,406,300 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Koyraboro Senni Songhai. The primary religion practiced by the Songhai 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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