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PEID: 14319

ROP: 100685

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Baatonum - (bba)

Alternate Name(s): Baatoumbu, Batonu, Burku

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Togo

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Nigeria

Population: 27,000

Global Population: 1,431,500

PEID: 14319

ROP: 100685

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Bariba of Togo, numbering 27,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,431,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Baatonum. The primary religion practiced by the Bariba 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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