Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

16 (53.3%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

2,085,000

Population in Unreached

1,750,000 (84.0%)

Literacy Rate

53 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.8%

% Evangelical

0.74%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Lebanese 3,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 0.50 %
 Balanta, Kentohe 42,000 447,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 %
 Bambara 9,500 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Banyun 4,300 38,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.00 % 0.20 %
 British 2,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 20,000 478,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
 French 800 49,762,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani, Fulakunda 400,000 2,578,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Fulani, Pulaar 6,800 1,533,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 1,000 27,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Hausa 10,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Igbo 6,000 28,966,000 Igbo Christianity 79.00 % 5.00 %
 Jahanka 4,800 118,000 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Jola-Fonyi 90,000 506,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 7.00 % 4.00 %
 Jola-Karon 62,000 72,000 Karon Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Khasonke 2,100 820,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Krio, Aku 16,000 750,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 %
 Mandingo, Mandinka 775,000 1,932,000 Mandinka Islam 0.80 % 0.60 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 35,000 424,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Maninka, Eastern 20,000 4,023,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Maninka, Western 4,400 2,020,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mankanya 2,700 101,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 3.00 %
Maswanka, Kunante 2,000 22,000 Mansoanka Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Moor 30,000 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Serer-Sine 43,000 1,511,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Soninke 210,000 2,582,000 Soninke Islam 0.40 % 0.15 %
 Susu 4,000 1,717,000 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Wolof 268,000 6,573,000 Wolof, Gambian Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Yoruba 10,000 36,036,000 Yoruba Islam 27.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  30 2,085,000       16   4.83 % 0.74 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 35,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 2,120,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bainouk-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 1 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 1 0 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bayot bda 1 0
Crioulo, Upper Guinea pov 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete Bible
Jahanka jad 1 1
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 New Testament
Karon krx 1 0
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Mansoanka msw 1 1 Bible Portions
Pulaar fuc 2 2 New Testament
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1
Wolof, Gambian wof 1 1 Bible Portions
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 29 30 16   7 15 22 28 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
4.8 %
Ethnic Religions
5.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
88.4 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.5 %
Independent
17.8 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
20.9 %
Roman Catholic
59.5 %
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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Gambia Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 16  (53.3%)
Population 2,085,000
Population in Unreached 1,750,000  (84.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 47 to 67
Urbanization 59%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code GA
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 53%
Estimated Illiterate Population 980,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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