Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Mandinka - (mnk)

Alternate Name(s): Mandingo

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Benin

Also found in: France; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Senegal; United States

Population: 13,000

Global Population: 2,056,900

PEID: 12339

ROP: 106233

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Mandinka of Benin, numbering 13,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,056,900 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Mandinka. The primary religion practiced by the Mandinka is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available