Country: Sierra Leone

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

10 (35.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,599,000

Population in Unreached

1,542,000 (17.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

12.91%

% Evangelical

4.96%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.0%
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 *
 Bassa 9,200 749,000 Bassa Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bom, Krim 22,000 22,000 Mende Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 13.19 % -
 British 3,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Bullom, Northern Bullom 8,400 8,400 Bullom So Islam 5.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Deaf 86,000 49,091,000 Sierra Leone Sign Language Islam 13.15 % -
 Fulani, Krio 63,000 63,000 Pular Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Fulbe 305,000 5,269,000 Pular Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Gola 17,000 198,000 Gola Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Greek 1,300 10,503,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Kissi, Northern 67,000 681,000 Kissi, Northern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 16.30 % -
 Kissi, Southern 143,000 353,000 Kisi, Southern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kono 345,000 345,000 Kono Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Krio, Creole 882,000 940,000 Krio Christianity 45.00 % 6.52 % -
 Kru 16,000 447,000 Klao Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kuranko 454,000 573,000 Kuranko Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Limba, East 800 2,000 Limba, East Islam 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Limba, West 563,000 565,000 Limba, West-Central Islam 14.00 % 1.00 % -
 Loko, Landogo 226,000 226,000 Loko Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 % 5
 Maninka, Eastern 176,000 4,231,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 3.00 % 1.30 % 4
 Mende, Boumpe 2,619,000 2,673,000 Mende Islam 13.00 % 9.13 % -
 Sherbro, Southern Bullom 226,000 226,000 Sherbro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 South Asian, general 16,000 12,066,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Susu 201,000 2,634,000 Susu Islam 0.06 % 0.06 % 4
 Temne 1,991,000 1,997,000 Themne Islam 7.00 % 4.18 % -
 Temne-Banta 76,000 76,000 Themne Islam 4.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Vai 25,000 218,000 Vai Islam 4.00 % 2.50 % -
 Yalunka, Yalun Soso 50,000 208,000 Yalunka Islam 6.00 % 4.40 % -
 Yoruba 6,800 39,043,000 Yoruba Christianity 47.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  28 8,599,000         10 12.91 % 4.96 % 34 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 7,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 8,606,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Eastern 1,810,000
Northern 2,765,000
Southern 1,589,000
Western 1,654,000
Provinces:  4 7,818,000
UN Country Population 8,606,000
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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
Bassa bsq 1 0 Complete Bible
Bullom So buy 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gola gol 1 1 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Kisi, Southern kss 1 0 Complete Bible
Kissi, Northern kqs 1 0 Complete Bible
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Kono kno 1 0 New Testament
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuranko knk 1 1 Complete Bible
Limba, East lma 1 0 Translation Needed
Limba, West-Central lia 1 0 New Testament
Loko lok 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Mende men 2 0 Complete Bible
Pular fuf 2 2 New Testament
Sherbro bun 1 0 Bible Portions
Sierra Leone Sign Language sgx 1 0 Translation Needed
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Themne tem 2 1 New Testament
Vai vai 1 0 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 0 Complete Bible
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 25 28 10   9 19 22 23 4
Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Sierra Leone. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Sierra Leone
  • Christian ministry in Sierra Leone
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Sierra Leone Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 10  (35.7%)
Population 8,599,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Population in Unreached 1,542,000  (17.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 12.9%
Percent Evangelical 5.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 34
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 42%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code SL
Official Language(s) EnglishKrio
Literacy Rate 43%
Estimated Illiterate Population 4,901,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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