Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Tuareg

Language: Tawallammat Tamajaq - (ttq)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Mali

Also found in: Niger; Nigeria

Population: 413,000

Global Population: 1,591,000

PEID: 13571

ROP: 109772

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Tamajeq of Mali, numbering 413,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tuareg people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,591,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Tawallammat Tamajaq. The primary religion practiced by the Tamajeq 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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