Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

56

People Groups Unreached

26 (46.4%)

Total Population

15,528,000

Unreached Population

12,750,000 (82.1%)

% Professing Christian

4.5%

% Evangelical

0.15 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

41 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Lebanese 73,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Saharan 33,000 278,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 15,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Badyara, Badyaranke 2,200 20,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Bainouk-Samik 2,700 2,700 Bainouk-Samik Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 %
 Balanta, Ganja 99,000 101,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.60 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 83,000 5,530,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Bandial 13,000 13,000 Bandial Islam 6.00 % 1.00 %
 Banyun, Banyuk 33,000 37,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.29 %
 Bassari 15,000 35,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.25 %
 Budik 2,600 2,600 Menik Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Cape Verdean 41,000 1,033,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chinese, general 1,600 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 11.00 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 11,000 470,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 6.00 % 0.20 %
 French 56,000 49,460,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
 Fula Jalon 206,000 5,808,000 Pular Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Fulakunda 1,715,000 2,503,000 Pulaar Islam 0.80 % 0.01 %
 Fulbe Jeeri, Fula Toro 646,000 724,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 20,000 27,000 Bayot Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulup, Jola-Felupe 3,000 10,000 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Jahanka 56,000 115,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jola, Falor, Palor 12,000 12,000 Palor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 %
 Jola-Bliss 60,000 60,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Jola-Fonyi 399,000 492,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 22.00 % 0.01 %
Jola-Gusilay 19,000 19,000 Gusilay Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
Jola-Her 15,000 15,000 Kerak Islam 4.00 % 0.04 %
Jola-Hulon 1,900 1,900 Bandial Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Jola-Karon 9,900 70,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.03 %
 Jola-Kwatay 7,400 7,400 Kuwaataay Islam 20.00 % 0.62 %
Jola-Lala, Lehar 14,000 14,000 Laalaa Islam 10.00 % 1.50 %
 Jola-Mlomp 6,400 6,400 Mlomp Islam 3.00 % 0.04 %
 Khasonke 10,000 795,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Kobiana 500 1,400 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 %
 Krio, Creole 7,300 734,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
 Mandingo, Mandinka 917,000 1,874,000 Mandinka Islam 0.70 % 0.05 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 125,000 436,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.07 %
 Maninka, Eastern 44,000 4,057,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Maninka, Western 1,340,000 1,965,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Mankanya, Mankanha 35,000 99,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.40 %
 Moor 159,000 4,235,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi, Moore 44,000 10,389,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 %
 Ndut 44,000 44,000 Ndut Islam 30.00 % 0.75 %
 Papel 7,400 181,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.50 %
 Portuguese 2,600 17,269,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
 Serer-Non 44,000 44,000 Noon Islam 18.00 % 0.33 %
 Serer-Safen, Safi 241,000 241,000 Saafi-Saafi Islam 20.00 % 0.02 %
 Serer-Sine 1,422,000 1,468,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.60 %
 Soninke, Serahuli 290,000 2,511,000 Soninke Islam 2.00 % 0.05 %
 Susu 44,000 1,673,000 Susu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Tukulor, Pulaar 1,010,000 1,490,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Wamei, Konyagi 22,000 30,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.20 %
 Wolof 5,819,000 6,384,000 Wolof Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Wolof, Lebou 213,000 214,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Yalunka, Dialonke 13,000 185,000 Yalunka Islam 0.15 % 0.05 %
Zenaga 2,900 11,000 Zenaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  56 15,528,000       26   4.46 % 0.15 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 15,589,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
4.5 %
Ethnic Religions
4.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
91.0 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.7 %
Orthodox
0.9 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.9 %
Roman Catholic
89.0 %
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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Senegal Statistics
People Groups 56
Unreached People Groups 26  (46.4%)
Population 15,528,000
Population in Unreached 12,750,000  (82.1%)
Urbanization 43%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SG
Official National Language French
Secondary National Language Wolof
Literacy Rate 41%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,162,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 4.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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