Country: Guinea-Bissau

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

21

Total Population

1,763,000

Unreached Population

877,000

% Christian Adherent

11.5%

% Evangelical

1.8 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab, Syrian 1,400 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.0 % 0.1 %
 Badyara, Badyaranke 5,400 Badyara Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
Bainouk, Banyum 10,000 Bainouk-Gunyuno E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 3.5 %
 Balanta, Ganja 1,800 Balanta-Ganja E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Balanta, Kentohe 300,000 Balanta-Kentohe E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.5 %
Balanta, Mane 27,000 Balanta-Kentohe Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
Balanta, Naga 12,000 Balanta-Kentohe E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 3.5 %
Balanta, Nyakra 13,000 Balanta-Kentohe E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 10.0 %
 Bambara 1,900 Bamanankan Islam 0.9 % 0.5 %
 Bassari 600 Oniyan E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Biafada, Biafar 53,000 Biafada Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bijogo, Bidyogo 35,000 Bidyogo E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 3.5 %
 Cape Verdean 2,200 Kabuverdianu Christianity 96.0 % 6.0 %
Crioulo, Geba, Cacheu 241,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 52.0 % 4.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 5.0 % 0.0 %
 French 1,100 French Christianity 64.0 % 1.0 %
 Fula Jalon 1,700 Pular Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Fulakunda, Peul 327,000 Pulaar Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 5,100 Bayot E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Fulup, Jola-Felupe 6,800 Jola-Felupe E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Jahanka 8,800 Jahanka Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Jola-Fonyi 600 Jola-Fonyi Islam 3.0 % 0.0 %
Kasanga, Haal 700 Kasanga E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.4 %
Kobiana 800 Kobiana E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 1.0 %
 Mandingo, Mandinka 175,000 Mandinka Islam 2.0 % 0.8 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 215,000 Mandjak E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.6 %
 Maninka, Western 18,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
Mankanya, Mankanha 57,000 Mankanya E Ethnic Religions 24.0 % 2.0 %
Maswanka, Kunante 18,000 Mansoanka Islam 6.0 % 2.0 %
 Nalu 10,000 Nalu Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Papel, Pepel 159,000 Papel E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 3.6 %
 Portuguese 600 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 3.0 %
 Soninke, Serahuli 5,300 Soninke Islam 0.5 % 0.3 %
 Susu 5,200 Susu Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Wolof 8,800 Wolof Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
  Totals:  35 1,728,000 21     11.5 % 1.8 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
11.5 %
Ethnic Religions
34.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
52.2 %
Non-Religious
1.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
11.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.6 %
Protestant
14.8 %
Roman Catholic
70.4 %
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 Guinea-Bissau. 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 Guinea-Bissau
  • Christian ministry in Guinea-Bissau
  • 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 Guinea-Bissau 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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