Country: Guinea-Bissau

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

19 (54.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

1,868,000

Population in Unreached

883,000 (47.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

11.8%

% Evangelical

2.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.2%
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, Syrian 1,500 15,765,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 5,400 20,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
Bainouk, Banyum 8,900 8,900 Bainouk-Gunyuno Islam 15.00 % 1.50 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 1,900 104,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Balanta, Kentohe 383,000 486,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.37 % -
Balanta, Mane 29,000 29,000 Balanta-Kentohe Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
Balanta, Naga 13,000 13,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 3.50 % -
Balanta, Nyakra 14,000 14,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Bambara 2,000 6,082,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.90 % 0.50 % 1
 Bassari 500 36,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Biafada 52,000 52,000 Biafada Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bijogo 34,000 34,000 Bidyogo Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 3.50 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,400 775,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 96.00 % 6.00 % -
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 259,000 500,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 52.00 % 5.58 % -
Deaf 19,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 10.90 % -
 French 1,100 50,163,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 1,800 6,166,000 Pular Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Fulani, Fulakunda 312,000 2,608,000 Pulaar Islam 0.30 % 0.28 % 6
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 5,500 27,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Fulup, Jola-Felupe 7,300 10,000 Jola-Felupe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Jahanka 9,500 117,000 Jahanka Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 600 517,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kasanga, Haal 800 800 Mandinka Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 25.00 % -
Kobiana 700 1,200 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mandingo, Mandinka 175,000 1,991,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 4
 Mandyak, Manjaco 232,000 425,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.84 % 5
 Maninka, Western 19,000 2,049,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Mankanya 50,000 89,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 2.00 % -
Maswanka, Kunante 20,000 22,000 Mansoanka Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nalu 9,000 20,000 Nalu Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Papel 171,000 179,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.60 % -
 Portuguese 5,400 17,655,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Soninke 5,600 2,706,000 Soninke Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Susu 5,500 1,306,000 Susu Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Wolof 9,400 6,633,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
  Totals:  35 1,868,000         19 11.76 % 2.10 % 31 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 53,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 1,921,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Bafatá 260,000
Biombo 120,000
Bissau 480,000
Bolama 43,000
Cacheu 239,000
Gabú 267,000
Oio 278,000
Quinara 79,000
Tombali 117,000
Provinces:  9 1,883,000
UN Country Population 1,921,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 15,214.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 40,595.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 10,932.1 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 6,082.8 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
1,868,000
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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
Bainouk-Gunyuno bab 1 0 Translation Needed
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 4 1 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bayot bda 1 1 Bible Portions
Biafada bif 1 1 Translation Needed
Bidyogo bjg 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Felupe eja 1 1 Bible Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kobiana kcj 1 0 Translation Needed
Mandinka mnk 2 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Mansoanka msw 1 0 Bible Portions
Nalu naj 1 1 New Testament
Oniyan bsc 1 1 New Testament
Papel pbo 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 1 1 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 31 35 19   6 11 23 30 2

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.1 %)
11.8 %
Ethnic Religions
35.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
51.2 %
Non-Religious
1.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.6 %
Protestant
14.3 %
Roman Catholic
70.4 %
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-Bissau Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 19  (54.3%)
Population 1,868,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 883,000  (47.3%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 11.8%
Percent Evangelical 2.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 31
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 43%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code PU
Official Language(s) PortugueseGuinea-Bissau Creole
Literacy Rate 55%
Estimated Illiterate Population 840,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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