• PEOPLE NAME: SONGHAI OF BENIN

Affinity Group: SSAP

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Songhai

Language: Koyraboro Senni Songhai - (ses)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Benin

Also found in: Ghana; Mali; Niger

Population: 9,300

Global Population: 2,324,300


PEID: 12351

ROP: 109404

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Songhai of Benin, numbering 9,300, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Songhai people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,324,300 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Koyraboro Senni Songhai. The primary religion practiced by the Songhai is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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