Country: Mali

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

45 (60.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

19,579,000

Population in Unreached

17,932,000 (91.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.8%

% Evangelical

0.66%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.5%
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 *
 Arab, Saharan 144,000 178,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bambara 5,756,000 6,082,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.10 % 115
Banka 8,100 8,100 Bankagooma Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 187,000 254,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Bobo Fing 35,000 103,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.90 % -
 Bolon 11,000 43,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 2.10 % -
 Bozo, Kelenga 39,000 39,000 Bozo, Kelengaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bozo, Sorogoye 337,000 377,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 7
 Bozo, Tegue 279,000 282,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
 Bozo, Tiemacewe 6,900 6,900 Bozo, Tiemacewe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,300 53,604,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 197,000 46,968,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 4
 Dogon, Ampari 9,400 9,400 Dogon, Ampari Islam 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Ana Tinga 700 700 Dogon, Ana Tinga Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Bangi Me 3,300 3,300 Bangime Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Dogon, Bankan Tey 2,400 2,400 Dogon, Bankan Tey Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Ben Tey 4,700 4,700 Dogon, Ben Tey Islam 10.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Bondum Dom 47,000 47,000 Dogon, Bondum Dom Islam 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Bunoge 1,500 1,500 Dogon, Bunoge Islam 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Dogul Dom 30,000 30,000 Dogon, Dogul Dom Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
Dogon, Donno So 87,000 87,000 Dogon, Donno So Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Dogon, Jamsay 248,000 249,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 11.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Mombo 46,000 46,000 Dogon, Mombo Islam 8.00 % 2.40 % -
 Dogon, Nanga Dama 3,900 3,900 Dogon, Nanga Dama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Tebul Ure 4,900 4,900 Dogon, Tebul Ure Islam 12.00 % 0.40 % -
Dogon, Tene Kan 243,000 243,000 Dogon, Tene Kan Islam 10.00 % 3.30 % -
Dogon, Tiranige Diga 7,600 7,600 Dogon, Tiranige Diga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dogon, Tombo 109,000 109,000 Dogon, Tommo So Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 254,000 302,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.60 % -
Dogon, Toro So 96,000 96,000 Dogon, Toro So Islam 8.00 % 3.10 % -
Dogon, Toro Tegu 5,500 5,500 Dogon, Toro Tegu Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Yanda Dom 3,300 3,300 Dogon, Yanda Dom Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
 Duun, Samogo 151,000 151,000 Duungooma Ethnic Religions 0.02 % 0.00 % 3
 French 18,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 109,000 6,166,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 81,000 755,000 Pulaar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Fulani, Maasina 1,217,000 1,722,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 24
 Fulani, Pulaar 273,000 1,569,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 5
 Ganadougou, Gana 164,000 164,000 Bamanankan Islam 15.00 % 0.60 % -
 Idaksahak 140,000 142,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Jahanka 7,900 117,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jotoni 18,000 20,000 Jowulu Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jula, Dyula 111,000 4,798,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 2
 Kagoro 45,000 45,000 Kagoro Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Khasonke 840,000 853,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 2.50 % 0.63 % 17
Kurumfe, Fulse 7,400 316,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 456,000 3,902,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 9
 Maninka, Kita 508,000 508,000 Maninkakan, Kita Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 10
 Maninka, Western 570,000 2,049,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 11
 Marka, Dafing 59,000 243,000 Marka Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Moor 311,000 4,594,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mossi 46,000 11,717,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.80 % -
 Pana, Sama 7,300 16,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
Red Bobo, Bwa 288,000 411,000 Bomu Islam 5.00 % 0.00 % 6
Samo, Kalemse 2,900 28,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Samo, Samo Matya 1,300 206,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
 Seemogo 5,500 28,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 0.10 % -
 Senoufo, Central 4,200 65,000 Senoufo, Sicite Islam 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Senoufo, Mamara 1,354,000 1,354,000 Senoufo, Mamara Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 27
 Senoufo, Shempire 21,000 187,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.15 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 490,000 589,000 Senoufo, Supyire Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 10
Senoufo, Syenara 198,000 198,000 Senoufo, Syenara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.84 % -
 Siamou 34,000 58,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Humburi 28,000 40,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Koyra 375,000 375,000 Songhay, Koyra Chiini Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 7
 Songhai-Koyraboro 602,000 1,799,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 12
 Soninke 1,684,000 2,706,000 Soninke Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 34
Tondi Songway 5,400 5,400 Tondi Songway Kiini Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 415,000 1,479,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 442,000 732,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Wassulu 191,000 287,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 4
 Wolof 73,000 6,633,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Yalunka 16,000 191,000 Yalunka Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Zarma 2,200 4,096,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
  Totals:  74 19,579,000         45 2.77 % 0.66 % 369 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 79,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 19,658,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   19,579,000 74 45 60.8 % 17,932,000 91.6 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,476.9 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 3,850.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 1,026.2 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 593.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
19,579,000
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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
Bamanankan bam 3 2 Complete Bible
Bangime dba 1 0 Translation Needed
Bankagooma bxw 1 1 Translation Started
Bolon bof 1 0 Translation Needed
Bomu bmq 1 1 Complete Bible
Bozo, Jenaama bze 1 1 Bible Portions
Bozo, Kelengaxo bzx 1 1 Translation Started
Bozo, Tiemacewe boo 1 1 Translation Needed
Bozo, Tieyaxo boz 1 1 Bible Portions
Dogon, Ampari aqd 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Ana Tinga dti 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Bankan Tey dbw 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Ben Tey dbt 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Bondum Dom dbu 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Bunoge dgb 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Dogul Dom dbg 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Donno So dds 1 0 New Testament
Dogon, Jamsay djm 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogon, Mombo dmb 1 0 Translation Started
Dogon, Nanga Dama nzz 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tebul Ure dtu 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tene Kan dtk 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tiranige Diga tde 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tommo So dto 1 1 Bible Portions
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogon, Toro So dts 1 0 Complete Bible
Dogon, Toro Tegu dtt 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Yanda Dom dym 1 0 Translation Needed
Duungooma dux 1 1 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 New Testament
Hassaniyya mey 3 3 Bible Portions
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jowulu jow 1 1 Bible Portions
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Kagoro xkg 1 1 Translation Needed
Kalamse knz 1 0 Bible Portions
Konabere bbo 1 0 Complete Bible
Koromfe kfz 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Kita mwk 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Marka rkm 1 0 Bible Portions
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Pana pnq 1 1 Translation Needed
Pulaar fuc 2 2 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Samo, Matya stj 1 0 Translation Started
Seeku sos 1 0 Translation Needed
Senoufo, Mamara myk 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Shempire seb 1 0 Translation Started
Senoufo, Sicite sep 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Supyire spp 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Syenara shz 1 0 Translation Started
Siamou sif 1 1 Bible Portions
Songhay, Humburi Senni hmb 1 1 New Testament
Songhay, Koyra Chiini khq 1 1 New Testament
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1 Unspecified
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 New Testament
Tamasheq taq 1 1 New Testament
Tebul Sign Language tsy 1 1 Translation Needed
Tondi Songway Kiini tst 1 1 Translation Needed
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 69 74 45   12 19 30 45 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
2.8 %
Ethnic Religions
9.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
87.5 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
23.2 %
Roman Catholic
73.9 %
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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  • Church planting agencies in Mali
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Mali Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 45  (60.8%)
Population 19,579,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 17,932,000  (91.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 369
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 42%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code ML
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 33%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,118,000
Persecution Ranking 24 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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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.