Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

56

People Groups Unreached

26 (46.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,231,000

Population in Unreached

13,327,000 (82.1%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.5%

% Evangelical

0.15%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.1%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab, Lebanese 76,000 11,790,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Saharan 35,000 177,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 15,000 16,759,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 2,300 20,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Bainouk-Samik 2,800 2,800 Bainouk-Samik Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 103,000 105,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.60 %
 Bambara 87,000 5,975,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Bandial 14,000 14,000 Bandial Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Banyun 35,000 39,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.29 % -
 Bassari 16,000 37,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.25 % -
 Budik 2,700 2,700 Menik Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Cape Verdean 43,000 1,099,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chinese, general 1,600 12,984,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 11.00 % -
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 11,000 474,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 6.00 % 0.20 % -
 French 58,000 50,070,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 215,000 6,390,000 Pular Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 675,000 760,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 13 
 Fulani, Fulakunda 1,793,000 2,601,000 Pulaar Islam 0.80 % 0.01 % 35 
 Fulani, Pulaar 1,056,000 1,579,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 21 
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 20,000 27,000 Bayot Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulup, Jola-Felupe 3,100 10,000 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Jahanka 59,000 119,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jola, Falor 13,000 13,000 Paloor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bliss 63,000 63,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Jola-Fonyi 417,000 514,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 22.00 % 0.01 % -
Jola-Gusilay 19,000 19,000 Gusilay Islam 1.00 % 0.03 %
Jola-Her 16,000 16,000 Kerak Islam 4.00 % 0.04 %
Jola-Hulon 2,000 2,000 Bandial Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Jola-Karon 10,000 73,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.03 % -
 Jola-Kwatay 7,800 7,800 Kuwaataay Islam 20.00 % 0.62 % -
Jola-Lala, Lehar 15,000 15,000 Laalaa Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Jola-Mlomp 6,700 6,700 Mlomp Islam 3.00 % 0.04 %
 Khasonke 11,000 838,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Kobiana 500 1,200 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Krio, Creole 7,600 854,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
 Mandingo, Mandinka 959,000 1,946,000 Mandinka Islam 0.70 % 0.05 % 19 
 Mandyak, Manjaco 130,000 423,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.07 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 46,000 3,999,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Maninka, Western 1,400,000 2,053,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 28 
Mankanya 37,000 91,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.40 % -
 Moor 166,000 4,639,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi 46,000 11,497,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 % -
 Ndut 46,000 46,000 Ndut Islam 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Papel 7,700 180,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.50 % -
 Portuguese 2,700 17,753,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Serer-Non 46,000 46,000 Noon Islam 18.00 % 0.33 % -
 Serer-Safen, Safi 252,000 252,000 Saafi-Saafi Islam 20.00 % 0.02 % -
 Serer-Sine 1,486,000 1,535,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.60 % -
 Soninke 303,000 2,652,000 Soninke Islam 2.00 % 0.05 %
 Susu 46,000 1,344,000 Susu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Wamei, Konyagi 23,000 31,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.20 % -
 Wolof 6,082,000 6,671,000 Wolof Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 121 
 Wolof, Lebou 223,000 224,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Yalunka, Dialonke 14,000 194,000 Yalunka Islam 0.15 % 0.05 %
Zenaga 3,000 12,000 Zenaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  56 16,231,000       26   4.46 % 0.15 % 271 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 63,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 16,294,000                

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Peoples
Population
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% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   16,231,000 56 26 46.4 % 13,327,000 82.1 % 0
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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 2 0 Bible Portions
Badyara pbp 1 1
Bainouk-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 0 Bible Portions
Bainouk-Samik bcb 1 0
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bandial bqj 2 1 New Testament
Bayot bda 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Crioulo, Upper Guinea pov 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gusilay gsl 1 1
Hassaniyya mey 2 2
Jahanka jad 1 1
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
Kobiana kcj 1 0
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuwaataay cwt 1 0 New Testament
Laalaa cae 1 0
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 Bible Portions
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
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
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
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0
Wamey cou 1 0
Wolof wol 2 2 New Testament
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete Bible
Zenaga zen 1 1
Totals: 50 56 26   12 22 34 44 3

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
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 16,231,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Population in Unreached 13,327,000  (82.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 271
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 44%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SG
Official Language(s) FrenchWolof
Literacy Rate 56%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,141,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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