Country: Guinea

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

30 (62.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

13,071,000

Population in Unreached

11,365,000 (86.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

4.2%

% Evangelical

0.71%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

1.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 600 192,802,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 35.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 5,500 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 15.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 12,000 21,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baga Binari 3,800 3,800 Baga Pokur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baga Fore, Black Baga 9,200 9,200 Mbulungish Islam 0.15 % 0.03 % 1
Baga Koga 5,000 5,000 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baga Mandouri 4,600 4,600 Baga Manduri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baga Sitemu, Tchitem 41,000 41,000 Baga Sitemu Islam 7.00 % 1.07 % -
 Balanta, Kentohe 4,700 452,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.80 % -
 Bambara 4,700 6,375,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bandi 13,000 161,000 Bandi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.10 % -
 Bassari 20,000 41,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.25 % -
Dan, Yakuba 1,400 1,880,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
Deaf 131,000 47,601,000 Guinean Sign Language Islam 4.47 % 3
 French 2,800 50,524,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fula Jalon 5,759,000 6,339,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 115
 Fulani, Fulakunda 37,000 2,607,000 Pulaar Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 Fulani, Pulaar 12,000 1,545,000 Pulaar Islam 0.40 % 0.08 % 1
 Jahanka 37,000 120,000 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.01 % 1
Kakabe 13,000 13,000 Kakabe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kissi 582,000 644,000 Kissi, Northern Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 9.00 % -
Kla-Dan 1,200 32,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kono 169,000 169,000 Kono Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 1.76 % -
 Kpelle, Guinea 575,000 575,000 Kpelle, Guinea Islam 42.00 % 2.80 % -
 Krio, Creole 2,700 874,000 Krio Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Kru 1,100 422,000 Klao Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kuranko 112,000 532,000 Kuranko Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.32 % 2
 Landoma 27,000 27,000 Landoma Islam 5.00 % 0.06 % 1
 Lele 52,000 52,000 Lele Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.62 % 1
 Limba, East 1,100 1,900 Limba, East Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Limba, West 1,900 523,000 Limba, West-Central Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
Mandeni, Mmani 44,000 44,000 Susu Islam 0.20 % 0.01 % 1
 Maninka, Eastern 3,182,000 4,008,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 64
 Maninka, Konyanka 263,000 314,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 5
 Maninka, Sankaran 110,000 110,000 Maninka, Sankaran Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Mano, Mah 106,000 441,000 Maan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.88 % 2
 Manya, Mandingo 83,000 175,000 Manya Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 2
 Mende 2,800 2,480,000 Mende Islam 10.00 % 1.10 % -
Mogofin 25,000 25,000 Mogofin Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
 Nalu 11,000 22,000 Nalu Islam 0.20 % 0.06 % 1
 Soninke, Sarakolé 12,000 2,746,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Susu 1,099,000 1,345,000 Susu Islam 0.20 % 0.02 % 22
 Temne 5,600 1,851,000 Themne Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Toma 245,000 245,000 Toma Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 4.60 % -
 Wamei, Konyagi 7,700 36,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.09 % 1
 Wassulu 82,000 295,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 2
 Yalunka 119,000 196,000 Yalunka Islam 0.30 % 0.17 % 2
Zialo 32,000 32,000 Zialo Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  48 13,071,000         30 4.19 % 0.71 % 240 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 62,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 13,133,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Beyla 399,000
Boffa 260,000
Boké 551,000
Conakry 2,031,000
Coyah 323,000
Dabola 222,000
Dalaba 163,000
Dinguiraye 240,000
Dubréka 404,000
Faranah 343,000
Forécariah 297,000
Fria 118,000
Gaoual 237,000
Guéckédou 355,000
Kankan 579,000
Kérouane 254,000
Kindia 538,000
Kissidougou 347,000
Koubia 123,000
Koundara 159,000
Kouroussa 329,000
Labé 390,000
Lélouma 199,000
Lola 210,000
Macenta 341,000
Mali 352,000
Mamou 390,000
Mandiana 411,000
Nzérékoré 485,000
Pita 341,000
Siguiri 840,000
Télimélé 348,000
Tougué 152,000
Yomou 140,000
Provinces:  34 12,871,000
UN Country Population 13,133,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 2,201.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 5,860.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,573.9 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 876.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
13,071,000



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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
Badyara pbp 1 1 Translation Started
Baga Manduri bmd 1 1 Translation Needed
Baga Pokur bcg 1 1 Bible Portions
Baga Sitemu bsp 1 0 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 1 0 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bandi bza 1 0 New Testament
Dan dnj 1 0 New Testament
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinean Sign Language gus 1 1 Translation Needed
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Kakabe kke 1 1 Translation Needed
Kissi, Northern kqs 1 0 Complete Bible
Kla-Dan lda 1 0 Translation Needed
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Kono knu 1 0 Translation Started
Kpelle, Guinea gkp 1 0 Complete Bible
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuranko knk 1 1 Complete Bible
Landoma ldm 1 1 Translation Started
Lele llc 1 1 Translation Started
Limba, East lma 1 1 Translation Needed
Limba, West-Central lia 1 1 New Testament
Maan mev 1 1 New Testament
Maninka, Konyanka mku 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninka, Sankaran msc 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 2 2 New Testament
Manya mzj 1 1 Translation Needed
Mbulungish mbv 1 1 New Testament
Mende men 1 0 Complete Bible
Mogofin mfg 1 1 Bible Portions
Nalu naj 1 1 Translation Needed
Oniyan bsc 1 0 New Testament
Pulaar fuc 2 2 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 3 3 Complete Bible
Themne tem 1 0 New Testament
Toma tod 1 0 New Testament
Wamey cou 1 1 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete Bible
Zialo zil 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 44 48 30   12 18 25 40 2

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
4.2 %
Ethnic Religions
7.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
88.2 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.3 %
Independent
4.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
34.0 %
Protestant
20.4 %
Roman Catholic
34.3 %
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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Guinea Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 30  (62.5%)
Population 13,071,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Population in Unreached 11,365,000  (86.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 240
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 36%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code GV
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 30%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,150,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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