Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

55

People Groups Unreached

26 (47.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,108,000

Population in Unreached

13,718,000 (80.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

4.78%

% 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 46,000 97,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 16,000 16,469,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 2,800 21,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Bainouk-Samik 2,900 2,900 Bainouk-Samik Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 129,000 131,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.60 % 3
 Bambara 94,000 6,574,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Bandial 15,000 15,000 Bandial Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Banyun 36,000 41,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.29 % -
 Bassari 20,000 41,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.25 % -
 Budik 5,800 5,800 Menik Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Cape Verdean 44,000 775,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chinese, general 1,700 15,472,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 11.00 % -
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 12,000 517,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 172,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 6.42 % -
 French 98,000 50,605,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 224,000 6,519,000 Pular Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 4
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 705,000 811,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 14
 Fulani, Fulakunda 1,872,000 2,677,000 Pulaar Islam 0.80 % 0.01 % 37
 Fulani, Pulaar 1,102,000 1,652,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 22
 Jahanka 61,000 123,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jola, Falor 16,000 16,000 Paloor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bayote 26,000 33,000 Bayot Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bliss 66,000 66,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Jola-Felupe 3,300 11,000 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 349,000 481,000 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 2,100 2,100 Bandial Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Jola-Karon 13,000 85,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.03 % -
 Jola-Kwatay 9,700 9,700 Kuwaataay Islam 20.00 % 0.62 % -
Jola-Lala, Lehar 19,000 19,000 Laalaa Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Jola-Mlomp 8,400 8,400 Mlomp Islam 3.00 % 0.04 % 1
 Khasonke 13,000 907,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kobiana 500 1,400 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Krio, Creole 8,200 893,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mandingo, Mandinka 981,000 2,264,000 Mandinka Islam 0.70 % 0.05 % 20
 Mandyak, Manjaco 163,000 472,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.07 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 48,000 4,122,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Maninka, Western 1,756,000 2,455,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.50 % 0.13 % 35
 Mankanya 46,000 105,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.40 % -
 Moor 172,000 4,617,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mossi 50,000 12,799,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 % -
 Ndut 58,000 58,000 Ndut Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Papel 8,400 186,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.50 % -
 Portuguese 2,800 19,636,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Serer-Non 48,000 48,000 Noon Islam 18.00 % 0.33 % -
 Serer-Safen, Safi 263,000 263,000 Saafi-Saafi Islam 20.00 % 0.02 % -
 Serer-Sine 1,798,000 1,860,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.81 % -
 Soninke 379,000 2,849,000 Soninke Islam 2.00 % 0.05 % 8
 Susu 50,000 1,379,000 Susu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Wamei, Konyagi 28,000 36,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 Wolof 5,772,000 6,332,000 Wolof Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 115
 Wolof, Lebou 232,000 234,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 5
 Yalunka, Dialonke 15,000 202,000 Yalunka Islam 0.15 % 0.05 % 1
Zenaga 500 1,600 Zenaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  55 17,108,000         26 4.78 % 0.19 % 282 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 88,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 17,196,000                
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Province 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 17,196,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,695.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 4,525.9 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 1,212.2 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 675.0 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
17,108,000
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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, 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 New Testament
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 25 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 17,108,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Population in Unreached 13,718,000  (80.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 282
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 7,528,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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