Soninke, Sarakole in France

Population

41,800

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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Introduction / History

The Soninke are a people spread across at least seven countries in West Africa. They are primarily agriculturalists growing millet, rice, corn, peanuts and vegetables. They live in mud brick houses with flat roofs grouped together in enclosed compounds.

Historically, the Soninke are traders and travelers. With the increasing difficulty of farming resulting from the desertification of the land and since French colonialization, the Soninke have turned increasingly to travel and work outside of the area. Consequently, they have maintained an above average standard of living and are known to be relatively rich. In spite of being so well traveled, the Soninke have held fast to their traditional ways.

Economically, the Soninke are having to find new sources of income with the increasing difficulties in farming. Health care is a great need. Spiritually, the Soninke are known to be virtually all Muslim, although traditional beliefs are usually held alongside those of Islam. There are only 2 or 3 believers reported in Mali.




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Country France
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
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People Name General Soninke
People Name in Country Soninke, Sarakole
ROP3 Code 109413
Joshua Project People ID 14996
Indigenous Yes
Population in France 41,800
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Azer, Sarakole, Sarawulé, Serahuli, Serer, Toubakai,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Soninke 41,819
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Soninke
People Name General Soninke
Ethnic Code NAB63j
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
95.00%
Non-Religious
5.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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