Serer-Safen, Safi in Senegal

Joshua Project has identified the Serer-Safen only in Senegal

Population

205,000

Christian

20%

Evangelical

0.02%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Saafi are an agricultural people living in the west of Senegal, southwest of and near Thies and the coast. They cultivate millet, peanuts and beans as well as a variety of fruit trees. The Saafi live in square mud brick houses, clustered together in enclosed compounds.

The Saafi are part of the larger Cangin people groups, originally all speaking one language. For various reasons, over the centuries they split their different ways and now have distinct, separate languages. Christianity came to the Saafi in the early 1800's, but in the last 40 years the area has become largely Muslim.

Desertification is causing the water table to drop each year and water is becoming more and more scarce. Spiritually, most Saafi who practice Islam or Catholicism also retain many of their traditional animistic beliefs. It is these beliefs that need to be challenged with the Gospel.




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Country Senegal
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Triangle southwest of and near Thiès (between Diamniadio, Popenguine, and Thiès). 60 villages: 43 are over 80% Saafi, 8 are under 50%
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People Name General Serer-Safen
People Name in Country Serer-Safen, Safi
ROP3 Code 108864
Joshua Project People ID 14868
Indigenous Yes
Population in Senegal 205,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Safi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Saafi-Saafi 205,288
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Atlantic
People Name General Serer-Safen
Ethnic Code NAB56c
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
20%    ( Evangelical  0.02% )
Ethnic Religions
11.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
69.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
5.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
90.00%
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Map Source: Anonymous
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