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PEID: 12059

ROP: 104605

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kanuri-Saharan

Language: Yerwa Kanuri - (knc)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Sudan

Also found in: Cameroon; Chad; Niger; Nigeria

Population: 465,000

Global Population: 9,336,000

PEID: 12059

ROP: 104605

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Kanuri of Sudan, numbering 465,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Kanuri-Saharan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 9,336,000 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Yerwa Kanuri. The primary religion practiced by the Kanuri 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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