• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF UNITED STATES

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PEID: 47644

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - African Traditional Religion

Country: United States

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo

Population: 22,000

Global Population: 37,198,400


PEID: 47644

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Yoruba of United States, numbering 22,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 37,198,400 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba is African Traditional Religion, a collection of beliefs and practices unique to various African ethnic groups.


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