• PEOPLE NAME: MANINKA OF SIERRA LEONE

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Malinke

Language: Eastern Maninkakan - (emk)

Alternate Name(s): Mandingo

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Sierra Leone

Also found in: Guinea; Liberia; Mali

Population: 178,000

Global Population: 3,793,000


PEID: 14290

ROP: 106265

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Maninka of Sierra Leone, numbering 178,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malinke people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,793,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Eastern Maninkakan. The primary religion practiced by the Maninka 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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