Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

55

People Groups Unreached

26 (47.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,660,000

Population in Unreached

13,360,000 (80.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

4.8%

% Evangelical

0.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.1%
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 45,000 95,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 15,000 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 2,800 21,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Bainouk-Samik 2,800 2,800 Bainouk-Samik Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 126,000 128,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.60 % 3
 Bambara 92,000 6,375,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Bandial 14,000 14,000 Bandial Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Banyun 35,000 40,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.29 % -
 Bassari 20,000 41,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.25 % -
 Budik 5,600 5,600 Menik Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Cape Verdean 43,000 766,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chinese, general 1,700 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 11.00 % -
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 12,000 509,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Deaf 167,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Islam 6.42 % -
 French 95,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 219,000 6,339,000 Pular Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 4
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 686,000 775,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 14
 Fulani, Fulakunda 1,823,000 2,607,000 Pulaar Islam 0.80 % 0.01 % 36
 Fulani, Pulaar 1,073,000 1,545,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 21
 Jahanka 60,000 120,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jola, Falor 16,000 16,000 Paloor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bayote 25,000 32,000 Bayot Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bliss 64,000 64,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Jola-Felupe 3,200 11,000 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 340,000 469,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 22.00 % 0.01 % -
Jola-Gusilay 24,000 24,000 Gusilay Islam 1.00 % 0.03 % 1
Jola-Her 20,000 20,000 Kerak Islam 4.00 % 0.04 % 1
Jola-Hulon 2,000 2,000 Bandial Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Jola-Karon 13,000 83,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.03 % -
 Jola-Kwatay 9,500 9,500 Kuwaataay Islam 20.00 % 0.62 % -
Jola-Lala, Lehar 18,000 18,000 Laalaa Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Jola-Mlomp 8,100 8,100 Mlomp Islam 3.00 % 0.04 % 1
 Khasonke 13,000 880,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kobiana 500 1,300 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Krio, Creole 8,000 874,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mandingo, Mandinka 956,000 2,197,000 Mandinka Islam 0.70 % 0.05 % 19
 Mandyak, Manjaco 159,000 461,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.07 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 46,000 4,008,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Maninka, Western 1,710,000 2,391,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.50 % 0.13 % 34
 Mankanya 45,000 103,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.40 % -
 Moor 167,000 4,494,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mossi 49,000 12,453,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 % -
 Ndut 56,000 56,000 Ndut Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Papel 8,100 182,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.50 % -
 Portuguese 2,700 19,277,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Serer-Non 47,000 47,000 Noon Islam 18.00 % 0.33 % -
 Serer-Safen, Safi 256,000 256,000 Saafi-Saafi Islam 20.00 % 0.02 % -
 Serer-Sine 1,751,000 1,811,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.81 % -
 Soninke 369,000 2,746,000 Soninke Islam 2.00 % 0.05 % 7
 Susu 49,000 1,345,000 Susu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Wamei, Konyagi 28,000 36,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 Wolof 5,620,000 6,280,000 Wolof Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 112
 Wolof, Lebou 226,000 228,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 5
 Yalunka, Dialonke 14,000 196,000 Yalunka Islam 0.15 % 0.05 % 1
Zenaga 500 1,500 Zenaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  55 16,660,000         26 4.78 % 0.19 % 274 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 84,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 16,744,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Dakar 3,811,000
Diourbel 1,819,000
Fatick 867,000
Kaffrine 689,000
Kaolack 1,167,000
Kédougou 183,000
Kolda 804,000
Louga 1,062,000
Matam 684,000
Saint-Louis 1,104,000
Sédhiou 550,000
Tambacounda 827,000
Thiès 2,173,000
Ziguinchor 667,000
Provinces:  14 16,407,000
UN Country Population 16,744,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 1,727.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 4,597.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,234.9 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 687.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
16,660,000



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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-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 0 Bible Portions
Bainouk-Samik bcb 1 0 Bible Portions
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1 Bible Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bandial bqj 2 1 New Testament
Bayot bda 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Gusilay gsl 1 1 Translation Started
Hassaniyya mey 2 2 Bible Portions
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Felupe eja 1 1 Bible Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 New Testament
Jola-Kasa csk 1 0 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Karon krx 1 0 Bible Portions
Kerak hhr 1 1 Translation Needed
Kobiana kcj 1 0 Translation Needed
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuwaataay cwt 1 0 New Testament
Laalaa cae 1 0 Translation Needed
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Menik tnr 1 1 New Testament
Mlomp mlo 1 1 Translation Needed
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndut ndv 1 0 Bible Portions
Noon snf 1 0 New Testament
Oniyan bsc 1 0 New Testament
Paloor fap 1 0 Translation Needed
Papel pbo 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 3 3 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Saafi-Saafi sav 1 0 Bible Portions
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wamey cou 1 0 New Testament
Wolof wol 2 2 New Testament
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete Bible
Zenaga zen 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 50 55 26   12 22 35 44 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
4.8 %
Ethnic Religions
4.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
90.2 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
4.9 %
Roman Catholic
88.5 %
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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Senegal Statistics
People Groups 55
Unreached People Groups 26  (47.3%)
Population 16,660,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Population in Unreached 13,360,000  (80.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 274
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 47%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SG
Official Language(s) FrenchWolof
Literacy Rate 56%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,331,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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