Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

56

People Groups Unreached

26 (46.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

15,992,000

Population in Unreached

13,131,000 (82.1%)

Literacy Rate

41 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

4.5%

% Evangelical

0.15%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Lebanese 75,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Saharan 34,000 286,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 15,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Badyara 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 102,000 104,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.60 %
 Bambara 86,000 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Bandial 14,000 14,000 Bandial Islam 6.00 % 1.00 %
 Banyun 34,000 38,000 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 42,000 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chinese, general 1,600 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 11.00 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 11,000 478,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 6.00 % 0.20 %
 French 57,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 %
 Fula Jalon 212,000 5,966,000 Pular Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 665,000 749,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Fulakunda 1,767,000 2,578,000 Pulaar Islam 0.80 % 0.01 %
 Fulani, Pulaar 1,040,000 1,533,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 20,000 27,000 Bayot Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulup, Jola-Felupe 3,100 11,000 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Jahanka 58,000 118,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jola, Falor 13,000 13,000 Paloor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 %
 Jola-Bliss 62,000 62,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Jola-Fonyi 411,000 506,000 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 72,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.03 %
 Jola-Kwatay 7,600 7,600 Kuwaataay Islam 20.00 % 0.62 %
Jola-Lala, Lehar 15,000 15,000 Laalaa Islam 10.00 % 1.50 %
 Jola-Mlomp 6,600 6,600 Mlomp Islam 3.00 % 0.04 %
 Khasonke 11,000 820,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Kobiana 500 1,400 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 %
 Krio, Creole 7,500 750,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
 Mandingo, Mandinka 945,000 1,932,000 Mandinka Islam 0.70 % 0.05 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 128,000 424,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.07 %
 Maninka, Eastern 45,000 4,023,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Maninka, Western 1,379,000 2,020,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Mankanya 36,000 101,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 0.40 %
 Moor 164,000 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi 45,000 11,143,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 %
 Ndut 46,000 46,000 Ndut Islam 30.00 % 0.75 %
 Papel 7,600 182,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.50 %
 Portuguese 2,600 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 %
 Serer-Non 45,000 45,000 Noon Islam 18.00 % 0.33 %
 Serer-Safen, Safi 248,000 248,000 Saafi-Saafi Islam 20.00 % 0.02 %
 Serer-Sine 1,464,000 1,511,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.00 % 0.60 %
 Soninke 298,000 2,582,000 Soninke Islam 2.00 % 0.05 %
 Susu 45,000 1,717,000 Susu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Wamei, Konyagi 22,000 30,000 Wamey Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.20 %
 Wolof 5,993,000 6,573,000 Wolof Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Wolof, Lebou 219,000 220,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Yalunka, Dialonke 14,000 191,000 Yalunka Islam 0.15 % 0.05 %
Zenaga 3,000 11,000 Zenaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  56 15,992,000       26   4.46 % 0.15 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 62,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 16,054,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Portions
Badyara pbp 1 1
Bainouk-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 0 Portions
Bainouk-Samik bcb 1 0
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete
Bandial bqj 2 1 NT
Bayot bda 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Crioulo, Upper Guinea pov 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Gusilay gsl 1 1
Hassaniyya mey 2 2
Jahanka jad 1 1
Jola-Felupe eja 1 1 Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 NT
Jola-Kasa csk 1 0 NT
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Portions
Karon krx 1 0
Kerak hhr 1 1
Kobiana kcj 1 0
Krio kri 1 0 Complete
Kuwaataay cwt 1 0 NT
Laalaa cae 1 0
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete
Mandjak mfv 1 0 Portions
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 NT
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 NT
Menik tnr 1 1 NT
Mlomp mlo 1 1
Moore mos 1 0 Complete
Ndut ndv 1 0 Portions
Noon snf 1 0 NT
Oniyan bsc 1 0 NT
Paloor fap 1 0
Papel pbo 1 0 NT
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete
Pulaar fuc 3 3 NT
Pular fuf 1 1 NT
Saafi-Saafi sav 1 0
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete
Soninke snk 1 1 Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete
Unknown xxx 1 0
Wamey cou 1 0
Wolof wol 2 2 NT
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 NT
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete
Zenaga zen 1 1
Totals: 50 56 26   7 22 29 44 3

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.

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Senegal Statistics
People Groups 56
Unreached People Groups 26  (46.4%)
Population 15,992,000
Population in Unreached 13,131,000  (82.1%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 278 to 323
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 9,435,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.1%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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