Country: Guinea

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

30 (62.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

12,703,000

Population in Unreached

11,079,000 (87.2%)

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 Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 600 191,655,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 35.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 5,400 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 15.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 12,000 20,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baga Binari 3,700 3,700 Baga Pokur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baga Fore, Black Baga 8,900 8,900 Mbulungish Islam 0.15 % 0.03 % 1
Baga Koga 4,900 4,900 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baga Mandouri 4,500 4,500 Baga Manduri Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baga Sitemu, Tchitem 4,300 4,300 Baga Sitemu Islam 7.00 % 1.07 % -
 Balanta, Kentohe 4,600 486,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.80 % -
 Bambara 4,600 6,082,000 Bamanankan Islam 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bandi 13,000 122,000 Bandi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.10 % -
 Bassari 19,000 36,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.25 % -
Dan, Yakuba 1,300 1,791,000 Dan Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
Deaf 127,000 46,963,000 Guinean Sign Language Islam 4.47 % 3
 French 2,700 50,163,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fula Jalon 5,629,000 6,194,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 113
 Fulani, Fulakunda 36,000 2,608,000 Pulaar Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 Fulani, Pulaar 11,000 1,569,000 Pulaar Islam 0.40 % 0.08 % 1
 Jahanka 36,000 117,000 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.01 % 1
Kakabe 12,000 12,000 Kakabe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kissi 566,000 627,000 Kissi, Northern Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 9.00 % -
Kla-Dan 1,200 32,000 Kla-Dan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kono 164,000 164,000 Kono Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 1.76 % -
 Kpelle, Guinea 559,000 559,000 Kpelle, Guinea Islam 42.00 % 2.80 % -
 Krio, Creole 2,600 856,000 Krio Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
Kru 1,100 329,000 Klao Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kuranko 109,000 521,000 Kuranko Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.32 % 2
 Landoma 26,000 26,000 Landoma Islam 5.00 % 0.06 % 1
 Lele 50,000 50,000 Lele Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.62 % 1
 Limba, East 1,100 1,900 Limba, East Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Limba, West 1,800 513,000 Limba, West-Central Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
Mandeni, Mmani 42,000 42,000 Susu Islam 0.20 % 0.01 % 1
 Maninka, Eastern 3,094,000 3,902,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 62
 Maninka, Konyanka 255,000 305,000 Maninka, Konyanka Islam 0.30 % 0.01 % 5
 Maninka, Sankaran 107,000 107,000 Maninka, Sankaran Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Mano, Mah 103,000 523,000 Maan Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.88 % 2
 Manya, Mandingo 80,000 183,000 Manya Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 2
 Mende 2,700 2,399,000 Mende Islam 10.00 % 1.10 % -
Mogofin 24,000 24,000 Mogofin Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
 Nalu 11,000 20,000 Nalu Islam 0.20 % 0.06 % 1
 Soninke, Sarakolé 12,000 2,706,000 Soninke Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Susu 1,068,000 1,306,000 Susu Islam 0.20 % 0.02 % 21
 Temne 5,500 1,813,000 Themne Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Toma 239,000 239,000 Toma Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 4.60 % -
 Wamei, Konyagi 7,500 30,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.09 % 1
 Wassulu 80,000 287,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 2
 Yalunka 115,000 191,000 Yalunka Islam 0.30 % 0.17 % 2
Zialo 32,000 32,000 Zialo Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  48 12,703,000       30   4.17 % 0.71 % 235 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 68,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 12,771,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   12,703,000 48 30 62.5 % 11,079,000 87.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 2,276.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 5,935.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 1,581.7 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 915.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
12,703,000
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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 Complete Bible
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 Started
Mbulungish mbv 1 1 Translation Started
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
7.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
88.3 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Guinea Statistics
People Groups 48
Unreached People Groups 30  (62.5%)
Population 12,703,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.7%
Population in Unreached 11,079,000  (87.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 235
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.2%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
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 8,892,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.