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PEID: 14321

ROP: 101101

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Anii - (blo)

Alternate Name(s): Akpe, Anii

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Togo

Also found in: Benin

Population: 20,500

Global Population: 112,000

PEID: 14321

ROP: 101101

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Basila of Togo, numbering 20,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 112,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Anii. The primary religion practiced by the Basila 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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