Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

16 (53.3%)

Total Population

1,968,000

Unreached Population

1,697,000 (86.2%)

% Professing Christian

3.3%

% Evangelical

0.75 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

53 %

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Lebanese 2,900 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 0.50 %
 Balanta, Kentohe 41,000 437,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 9,200 5,530,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Banyun, Banyuk 4,100 37,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.00 % 0.20 %
 British 2,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 19,000 599,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
 French 800 49,469,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulakunda, Fulani 387,000 2,773,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 1,000 29,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Hausa 9,800 40,039,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Igbo, Ibo 5,800 28,037,000 Igbo Christianity 79.00 % 5.00 %
 Jahanka 4,700 115,000 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Jola-Fonyi 88,000 492,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 7.00 % 4.00 %
 Jola-Karon 7,700 19,000 Karon Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Khasonke, Xasonke 2,000 797,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Krio, Aku 15,000 815,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 %
 Mandinka, Sose 751,000 1,874,000 Mandinka Islam 0.80 % 0.60 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 34,000 455,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Maninka, Eastern 19,000 4,055,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Maninka, Western 4,300 1,204,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mankanya 2,600 104,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 3.00 %
Maswanka, Kunante 1,900 21,000 Mansoanka Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Moor 29,000 7,263,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Serer-Sine 42,000 1,478,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Soninke, Sarakole 204,000 2,555,000 Soninke Islam 0.40 % 0.15 %
 Susu 3,900 1,669,000 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tukulor, Pulaar 6,600 1,640,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Wolof 259,000 6,384,000 Wolof, Gambian Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Yoruba 9,700 33,832,000 Yoruba Islam 27.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  30 1,968,000       16   3.31 % 0.75 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 87,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 2,055,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.8 %)
3.3 %
Ethnic Religions
5.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
90.2 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
2.3 %
Independent
18.7 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
19.2 %
Roman Catholic
59.2 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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  • Church planting agencies in Gambia
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Gambia Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 16  (53.3%)
Population 1,968,000
Population in Unreached 1,697,000  (86.2%)
Urbanization 59%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code GA
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 53%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.8%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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