Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

16 (53.3%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

2,021,000

Population in Unreached

1,697,000 (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 2,900 11,232,000 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 5,560,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Banyun 4,100 37,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.00 % 0.20 %
 British 2,000 51,498,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 19,000 470,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
 French 800 49,530,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani, Fulakunda 387,000 2,503,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Fulani, Pulaar 6,600 1,490,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 1,000 27,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Hausa 9,800 41,854,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Igbo, Ibo 5,800 28,239,000 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 60,000 70,000 Karon Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Khasonke, Xasonke 2,000 795,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Krio, Aku 15,000 734,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 %
 Mandinka, Sose 751,000 1,874,000 Mandinka Islam 0.80 % 0.60 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 34,000 414,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Maninka, Eastern 19,000 3,918,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Maninka, Western 4,300 1,965,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mankanya 2,600 99,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 3.00 %
Maswanka, Kunante 1,900 21,000 Mansoanka Islam 0.30 % 0.15 %
 Moor 29,000 4,235,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Serer-Sine 42,000 1,468,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Soninke, Sarakole 204,000 2,511,000 Soninke Islam 0.40 % 0.15 %
 Susu 3,900 1,673,000 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Wolof 259,000 6,384,000 Wolof, Gambian Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Yoruba 9,700 35,133,000 Yoruba Islam 27.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  30 2,021,000       16   4.83 % 0.74 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 2,055,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Bainouk-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 1 Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 1 0 NT
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete
Bayot bda 1 0
Crioulo, Upper Guinea pov 1 0 Complete
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Hassaniyya mey 1 1
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete
Jahanka jad 1 1
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 NT
Karon krx 1 0
Krio kri 1 0 Complete
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete
Mandjak mfv 1 0 Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 NT
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 NT
Mansoanka msw 1 1 Portions
Pulaar fuc 2 2 NT
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete
Soninke snk 1 1 Portions
Susu sus 1 1 NT
Unknown xxx 1 1
Wolof, Gambian wof 1 1 Portions
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 NT
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete
Totals: 29 30 16   7 15 21 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 2,021,000
Population in Unreached 1,697,000  (84.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 16 to 32
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 950,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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