PEID: 13664

ROP: 104277

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Shoo-Minda-Nye - (bcv)

Alternate Name(s): Bandos, Jinleri, Bakula

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Nigeria

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Population: 35,500

Global Population: 35,500

PEID: 13664

ROP: 104277

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical

Overview: The Bandawa-Minda of Nigeria, numbering 35,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Nigeria. Their primary language is Shoo-Minda-Nye. The primary religion practiced by the Bandawa-Minda 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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