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PEID: 14907

ROP: 105956

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Maasai - (mas)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Kenya

Population: 847,000

Global Population: 1,992,000

PEID: 14907

ROP: 105956

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Maasai of Tanzania, numbering 847,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,992,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Maasai. The primary religion practiced by the Maasai is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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