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PEID: 14384

ROP: 105270

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Tem - (kdh)

Alternate Name(s): Timu, Kotokoli, Temba, Cotocoli, Tim

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Togo

Also found in: Benin; Ghana

Population: 503,000

Global Population: 623,000

PEID: 14384

ROP: 105270

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Kotokoli of Togo, numbering 503,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 623,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Tem. The primary religion practiced by the Kotokoli 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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