Country: Mali

Number of People Groups

73

People Groups Unreached

43 (58.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

21,285,000

Population in Unreached

19,462,000 (91.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.81%

% Evangelical

0.67%

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 53,000 100,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 6,390,000 6,764,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.10 % 128
Banka 8,800 8,800 Bankagooma Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 53,000 125,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bobo Fing 38,000 112,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.90 % -
 Bolon 12,000 47,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 2.10 % -
 Bozo, Kelenga 43,000 43,000 Bozo, Kelengaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bozo, Sorogoye 368,000 410,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 7
 Bozo, Tegue 305,000 309,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
 Bozo, Tiemacewe 7,600 7,600 Bozo, Tiemacewe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,400 54,472,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Deaf 215,000 48,824,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 4
 Dogon, Ampari 10,000 10,000 Dogon, Ampari Islam 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Ana Tinga 800 800 Dogon, Ana Tinga Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Bangi Me 3,600 3,600 Bangime Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Dogon, Bankan Tey 2,600 2,600 Dogon, Bankan Tey Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Ben Tey 5,100 5,100 Dogon, Ben Tey Islam 10.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Bondum Dom 52,000 52,000 Dogon, Bondum Dom Islam 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Bunoge 1,700 1,700 Dogon, Bunoge Islam 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Dogul Dom 33,000 33,000 Dogon, Dogul Dom Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
Dogon, Donno So 95,000 95,000 Dogon, Donno So Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Dogon, Jamsay 271,000 272,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 11.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Mombo 50,000 50,000 Dogon, Mombo Islam 8.00 % 2.40 % -
 Dogon, Nanga Dama 4,200 4,200 Dogon, Nanga Dama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Tebul Ure 5,300 5,300 Dogon, Tebul Ure Islam 12.00 % 0.40 % -
Dogon, Tene Kan 265,000 265,000 Dogon, Tene Kan Islam 10.00 % 3.30 % -
Dogon, Tiranige Diga 8,300 8,300 Dogon, Tiranige Diga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dogon, Tombo 119,000 119,000 Dogon, Tommo So Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 278,000 329,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.60 % -
Dogon, Toro So 104,000 104,000 Dogon, Toro So Islam 8.00 % 3.10 % -
Dogon, Toro Tegu 6,100 6,100 Dogon, Toro Tegu Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Yanda Dom 3,600 3,600 Dogon, Yanda Dom Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
 Duun, Samogo 169,000 169,000 Duungooma Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 3
 French 20,000 50,956,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Maasina 1,329,000 1,876,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 27
 Fulani, Pulaar 293,000 2,945,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
 Fulbe 124,000 5,258,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Ganadougou, Gana 179,000 179,000 Bamanankan Islam 15.00 % 0.60 % -
 Idaksahak 168,000 172,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Jahanka 8,600 127,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jotoni 21,000 23,000 Jowulu Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Jula, Dyula 121,000 5,208,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 2
 Kagoro 50,000 50,000 Kagoro Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Khasonke 918,000 935,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 2.50 % 0.63 % 18
Kurumfe, Fulse 8,100 344,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 498,000 4,201,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 10
 Maninka, Kita 555,000 555,000 Maninkakan, Kita Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 11
 Maninka, Western 622,000 2,288,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 12
 Marka, Dafing 65,000 265,000 Marka Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Moor 53,000 4,734,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 53,000 13,152,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.80 % -
 Pana, Sama 7,900 18,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Red Bobo, Bwa 315,000 448,000 Bomu Islam 5.00 % 0.00 % 6
Samo, Kalemse 3,200 30,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Samo, Samo Matya 1,400 224,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
 Seemogo 6,000 30,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 0.10 % -
 Senoufo, Central 4,600 71,000 Senoufo, Sicite Islam 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Senoufo, Mamara 1,479,000 1,479,000 Senoufo, Mamara Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 30
 Senoufo, Shempire 23,000 202,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.15 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 535,000 642,000 Senoufo, Supyire Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 11
Senoufo, Syenara 216,000 216,000 Senoufo, Syenara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.84 % -
 Siamou 39,000 65,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Humburi 31,000 44,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Koyra 409,000 409,000 Songhay, Koyra Chiini Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 8
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,113,000 2,106,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 22
 Soninke 1,840,000 2,929,000 Soninke Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 37
Tondi Songway 5,900 5,900 Tondi Songway Kiini Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 473,000 1,660,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 483,000 798,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
 Wassulu 209,000 313,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 4
 Wolof 4,200 6,542,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Yalunka 17,000 206,000 Yalunka Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Zarma 2,400 4,921,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
  Totals:  73 21,285,000         43 2.81 % 0.67 % 397 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 189,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 21,474,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Bamako 2,473,000
Gao 744,000
Kayes 2,730,000
Kidal 93,000
Koulikoro 3,306,000
Menaka 54,000
Mopti 2,785,000
Segou 3,194,000
Sikasso 3,590,000
Timbuktu 932,000
Provinces:  10 19,901,000
UN Country Population 21,474,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 3 3 New Testament
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 Started
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 Bible Portions
Dogon, Nanga Dama nzz 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tebul Ure dtu 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tene Kan dtk 1 0 Translation Started
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
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jowulu jow 1 0 New Testament
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Kagoro xkg 1 1 Translation Needed
Kalamse knz 1 0 Bible Portions
Konabere bbo 1 0 New Testament
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 Started
Pulaar fuc 1 1 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Samo, Matya stj 1 0 Translation Started
Seeku sos 1 0 Translation Started
Senoufo, Mamara myk 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Shempire seb 1 0 Translation Needed
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 New Testament
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1 Translation Needed
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 73 43   12 23 31 45 0
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Mali Statistics
People Groups 73
Unreached People Groups 43  (58.9%)
Population 21,285,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 19,462,000  (91.4%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 397
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 36%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,622,000
Persecution Ranking 24 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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