Country: Mali

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

45 (60.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

18,600,000

Population in Unreached

17,018,000 (91.5%)

Literacy Rate

34 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

2.7%

% Evangelical

0.66%
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, Saharan 252,000 286,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bambara 5,408,000 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.10 %
Banka 7,800 7,800 Bankagooma Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Bedouin, Berabish 180,000 243,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bobo Fing 34,000 99,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.90 %
 Bolon 11,000 42,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 2.10 %
 Bozo, Kelenga 38,000 38,000 Bozo, Kelengaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bozo, Sorogoye 324,000 362,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
 Bozo, Tegue 268,000 271,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Bozo, Tiemacewe 6,700 6,700 Bozo, Tiemacewe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 British 1,300 51,834,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Tebul Sign Language Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
 Dogon, Ampari 9,000 9,000 Dogon, Ampari Islam 4.00 % 0.00 %
Dogon, Ana Tinga 700 700 Dogon, Ana Tinga Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.20 %
Dogon, Bangi Me 3,100 3,100 Bangime Islam 10.00 % 0.30 %
Dogon, Bankan Tey 2,300 2,300 Dogon, Bankan Tey Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
Dogon, Ben Tey 4,500 4,500 Dogon, Ben Tey Islam 10.00 % 0.10 %
Dogon, Bondum Dom 45,000 45,000 Dogon, Bondum Dom Islam 10.00 % 3.00 %
Dogon, Bunoge 1,500 1,500 Dogon, Bunoge Islam 12.00 % 0.20 %
Dogon, Dogul Dom 29,000 29,000 Dogon, Dogul Dom Islam 8.00 % 1.00 %
Dogon, Donno So 83,000 83,000 Dogon, Donno So Islam 10.00 % 2.00 %
 Dogon, Jamsay 239,000 240,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 11.00 % 3.00 %
Dogon, Mombo 44,000 44,000 Dogon, Mombo Islam 8.00 % 2.40 %
 Dogon, Nanga Dama 3,700 3,700 Dogon, Nanga Dama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dogon, Tebul Ure 4,700 4,700 Dogon, Tebul Ure Islam 12.00 % 0.40 %
Dogon, Tene Kan 233,000 233,000 Dogon, Tene Kan Islam 10.00 % 3.30 %
Dogon, Tiranige Diga 7,300 7,300 Dogon, Tiranige Diga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dogon, Tombo 104,000 104,000 Dogon, Tommo So Islam 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 244,000 288,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.60 %
Dogon, Toro So 92,000 92,000 Dogon, Toro So Islam 8.00 % 3.10 %
Dogon, Toro Tegu 5,300 5,300 Dogon, Toro Tegu Islam 10.00 % 0.20 %
Dogon, Yanda Dom 3,100 3,100 Dogon, Yanda Dom Islam 10.00 % 0.30 %
 Duun, Samogo 134,000 134,000 Duungooma Ethnic Religions 0.02 % 0.00 %
 French 17,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
 Fula Jalon 105,000 5,966,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 78,000 749,000 Pulaar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Maasina 1,168,000 1,183,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Pulaar 262,000 1,533,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Ganadougou, Gana 158,000 158,000 Bamanankan Islam 15.00 % 0.60 %
 Idaksahak 134,000 136,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jahanka 7,600 118,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jotoni 17,000 18,000 Jowulu Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Jula, Dyula 105,000 4,801,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Kagoro 44,000 44,000 Kagoro Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Khasonke 807,000 820,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 2.50 % 0.63 %
Kurumfe, Fulse 7,100 302,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 %
 Maninka, Eastern 438,000 4,023,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Maninka, Kita 488,000 488,000 Maninkakan, Kita Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Maninka, Western 547,000 2,020,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Marka, Dafing 57,000 233,000 Marka Islam 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Moor 298,000 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi 44,000 11,143,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.80 %
 Pana 7,000 16,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 %
Red Bobo, Bwa 282,000 399,000 Bomu Islam 5.00 % 0.00 %
Samo, Kalemse 2,800 27,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
Samo, Samo Matya 1,200 196,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 %
 Seemogo 5,200 26,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 0.10 %
 Senoufo, Central 4,000 62,000 Senoufo, Sicite Islam 5.00 % 0.20 %
 Senoufo, Mamara 1,300,000 1,300,000 Senoufo, Mamara Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Senoufo, Shempire 21,000 177,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.15 %
 Senoufo, Supyire 470,000 562,000 Senoufo, Supyire Islam 2.00 % 0.60 %
Senoufo, Syenara 190,000 190,000 Senoufo, Syenara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.84 %
 Siamou 33,000 56,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 %
 Songhai, Humburi 27,000 38,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
 Songhai, Koyra 360,000 360,000 Songhay, Koyra Chiini Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 578,000 1,698,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Soninke 1,617,000 2,582,000 Soninke Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Tondi Songway 5,200 5,200 Tondi Songway Kiini Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 399,000 1,395,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 425,000 702,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Wassulu 183,000 339,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Wolof 70,000 6,573,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
 Yalunka 15,000 191,000 Yalunka Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Zarma 2,100 3,832,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
  Totals:  74 18,600,000       45   2.75 % 0.66 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 90,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 18,690,000              
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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
Bamanankan bam 3 2 Complete
Bangime dba 1 0
Bankagooma bxw 1 1
Bolon bof 1 0
Bomu bmq 1 1 Complete
Bozo, Jenaama bze 1 1 Portions
Bozo, Kelengaxo bzx 1 1
Bozo, Tiemacewe boo 1 1
Bozo, Tieyaxo boz 1 1 Portions
Dogon, Ampari aqd 1 1
Dogon, Ana Tinga dti 1 0
Dogon, Bankan Tey dbw 1 0
Dogon, Ben Tey dbt 1 0
Dogon, Bondum Dom dbu 1 0
Dogon, Bunoge dgb 1 0
Dogon, Dogul Dom dbg 1 0
Dogon, Donno So dds 1 0 NT
Dogon, Jamsay djm 1 0
Dogon, Mombo dmb 1 0
Dogon, Nanga Dama nzz 1 1
Dogon, Tebul Ure dtu 1 0
Dogon, Tene Kan dtk 1 0
Dogon, Tiranige Diga tde 1 1
Dogon, Tommo So dto 1 1
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0
Dogon, Toro So dts 1 0 Complete
Dogon, Toro Tegu dtt 1 0
Dogon, Yanda Dom dym 1 0
Duungooma dux 1 1
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 NT
Hassaniyya mey 3 3
Jahanka jad 1 1
Jowulu jow 1 1 Portions
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete
Kagoro xkg 1 1
Kalamse knz 1 0 Portions
Konabere bbo 1 0 Complete
Koromfe kfz 1 0 Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 NT
Maninkakan, Kita mwk 1 1
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Portions
Marka rkm 1 0 Portions
Moore mos 1 0 Complete
Pana pnq 1 1
Pulaar fuc 2 2 NT
Pular fuf 1 1 NT
Samo, Matya stj 1 0
Seeku sos 1 0
Senoufo, Mamara myk 1 1 NT
Senoufo, Shempire seb 1 0
Senoufo, Sicite sep 1 1 Portions
Senoufo, Supyire spp 1 1 NT
Senoufo, Syenara shz 1 0
Siamou sif 1 1 Portions
Songhay, Humburi Senni hmb 1 1
Songhay, Koyra Chiini khq 1 1 NT
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 NT
Soninke snk 1 1 Portions
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 NT
Tamasheq taq 1 1 NT
Tebul Sign Language tsy 1 1
Tondi Songway Kiini tst 1 1
Wolof wol 1 1 NT
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 NT
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete
Totals: 69 74 45   8 18 25 45 3

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
2.7 %
Ethnic Religions
9.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
87.6 %
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
23.4 %
Roman Catholic
74.6 %
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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Mali Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 45  (60.8%)
Population 18,600,000
Population in Unreached 17,018,000  (91.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 367 to 444
Urbanization 39%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code ML
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 34%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,276,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 32 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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