Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

17

Total Population

1,915,000

Unreached Population

1,612,000

% Christian Adherent

3.1%

% Evangelical

0.6 %

Largest Religion

Islam (89.9%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab, Lebanese 2,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.0 % 0.5 %
 Balanta, Kentohe 38,000 Balanta-Kentohe E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 4.0 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 8,600 Bamanankan Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Banyun, Banyuk 32,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.0 % 0.2 %
 Bassari 100 Oniyan E Ethnic Religions 13.0 % 1.0 %
 British 1,900 English Christianity 61.0 % 8.0 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 18,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 70.0 % 7.5 %
 Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
 French 800 French Christianity 64.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulakunda, Fulani 361,000 Pulaar Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 900 Bayot E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 1.0 %
 Greek 300 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Hausa 9,100 Hausa Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Igbo, Ibo 5,400 Igbo Christianity 79.0 % 5.0 %
 Jahanka 4,400 Jahanka Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Jola-Fonyi 82,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 7.0 % 4.0 %
 Jola-Karon 7,200 Karon Christianity 65.0 % 0.5 %
Kasanga, Haal 500 Kasanga E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Khasonke, Xasonke 1,900 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Krio, Aku 14,000 Krio Christianity 70.0 % 7.5 %
 Mandinka, Sose 701,000 Mandinka Islam 0.4 % 0.3 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 32,000 Mandjak E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.3 %
 Maninka, Eastern 18,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Maninka, Western 4,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mankanya 2,500 Mankanya E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 3.0 %
Maswanka, Kunante 1,800 Mansoanka Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Moor 27,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Serer-Sine 39,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Soninke, Sarakole 190,000 Soninke Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Susu, Soso 3,600 Susu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tukulor, Pulaar 6,200 Pulaar Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Wolof 242,000 Wolof, Gambian Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Yoruba 9,000 Yoruba Islam 27.0 % 3.0 %
  Totals:  33 1,866,000 17     3.1 % 0.6 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
3.1%
0.6%
Ethnic Religions
5.9%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
89.9%
Non-Religious
0.4%
Other / Small Religions
0.6%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
1.8%
Independent
18.6%
Protestant
19.5%
Roman Catholic
59.0%
Orthodox
0.9%
Other Christian
0.2%

Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.


Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Gambia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Gambia
  • Christian ministry in Gambia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Gambia or West and Central Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In Gambia Size
International Gospel Outreach Medium
WEC International Large
In West and Central Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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