• PEOPLE NAME: BAFANJI OF CAMEROON


PEID: 12484

ROP: 100729

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke

Language: Bafanji - (bfj)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cameroon

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Population: 24,000

Global Population: 24,000


PEID: 12484

ROP: 100729

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Bafanji of Cameroon, numbering 24,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Cameroon. Their primary language is Bafanji. The primary religion practiced by the Bafanji is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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