• PEOPLE NAME: BLACK AFRICANS OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili

Language: Swahili (individual language) - (swh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: United Arab Emirates

Also found in: Burundi; Canada; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Kenya; Mayotte; Mozambique; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United States; Zambia

Population: 8,300

Global Population: 1,502,700


PEID: 12226

ROP: 109644

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Black Africans of United Arab Emirates, numbering 8,300, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,502,700 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Black Africans 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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