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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Afro-Seminole of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 500

ROP3 Code: 100095
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Afro-American, Hispanic
Language: Afro-Seminole Creole - (afs)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: United States

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  , TX - 150

  , OK - 150

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Brief Profile

Traditionally, the Afro-Seminole people, also referred to as Black Seminoles, speak a creole language, which is a dialect of Gullah spoken by Black Seminoles in scattered communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Northern Mexico. This distinct creole language developed when Black Seminoles and Seminoles lived together in Florida in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Historically, they are the descendants of free blacks and escaped slaves – maroons – who allied with Seminole groups in Spanish Florida. Traditionally, they lived in distinct bands; some were slaves of particular Seminole leaders, but they experienced more freedom than in white society, including the right to bear arms. As such, their culture replicated a mixture of African, Native American, Spanish, and slave traditions.

Presently, the Afro-Seminole people have assimilated into the broader Seminole Native American culture, taking on their forms and language. Others, years earlier, began migrating to other countries, such as the Bahamas.

Prayer Points

  • For Christian messengers to go and become ther friends, revealing to them the true meaning of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • For God to reveal Himself through dreams and visions, revealing that God is not only an ultimate God but also an intimate God as found through the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
  • For evangelical Christians to embrace the Adyghe people with the intent of end-visioning Adyghe becoming followers of Christ.

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