Country: Sierra Leone

Number of People Groups

31

People Groups Unreached

14

Total Population

6,257,000

Unreached Population

1,318,000

% Christian Adherent

13.3%

% Evangelical

3.5 %

Largest Religion

Islam (59.7%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab, Lebanese 38,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Bassa 6,800 Bassa E Ethnic Religions 43.0 % 4.0 %
Bom, Bum 6,600 Bom E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
 British 2,200 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Bullom, Northern Bullom 9,900 Bullom So Islam 5.0 % 1.8 %
Deaf Unknown Sierra Leone Sign Language Islam 13.0 % 3.0 %
 French 300 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Fula Jalon 236,000 Pular Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Krio 64,000 Pular Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Gola, Gula 12,000 Gola Islam 3.0 % 0.6 %
 Greek 900 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Kissi, Northern 61,000 Kissi, Northern E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Kissi, Southern 133,000 Kisi, Southern E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
Kono, Konnoh 264,000 Kono E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 1.0 %
Krim, Kimi 14,000 Krim E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Krio, Creole 726,000 Krio Christianity 45.0 % 5.0 %
Kru 11,000 Klao Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
 Kuranko, Koranko 347,000 Kuranko E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.4 %
Limba, East 700 Limba, East Islam 15.0 % 3.0 %
Limba, West 369,000 Limba, West-Central Islam 14.0 % 1.0 %
Loko, Landogo 164,000 Loko E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.9 %
 Maninka, Eastern 140,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Mende, Boumpe 1,692,000 Mende Islam 13.0 % 7.0 %
Sherbro, Southern Bullom 209,000 Sherbro E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 2.2 %
 South Asian, general 12,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 0.2 %
 Susu, Soso 145,000 Susu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Temne 1,404,000 Themne Islam 7.0 % 3.0 %
 Temne-Banta 56,000 Themne Islam 4.0 % 0.0 %
 Vai, Vey 24,000 Vai Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Yalunka, Yalun Soso 41,000 Yalunka Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Yoruba 5,000 Yoruba Christianity 47.0 % 3.0 %
  Totals:  31 6,194,000 14     13.3 % 3.5 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.5 %)
13.3 %
Ethnic Religions
25.5 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
59.7 %
Non-Religious
1.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.9 %
Independent
23.3 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
56.5 %
Roman Catholic
17.2 %
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 Sierra Leone. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Sierra Leone
  • Christian ministry in Sierra Leone
  • 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 Sierra Leone 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 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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