Country: Guinea-Bissau

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

19 (54.3%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

2,126,000

Population in Unreached

1,017,000 (47.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

11.70%

% Evangelical

2.04%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.2%
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, Syrian 1,600 19,465,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Badyara 6,400 22,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
Bainouk, Gunyuno 12,000 12,000 Bainouk-Gunyuno Islam 15.00 % 1.50 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 2,100 135,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Balanta, Kentohe 429,000 494,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.37 % -
 Balanta, Mane 32,000 32,000 Balanta-Kentohe Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
Balanta, Naga 14,000 14,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 3.50 % -
Balanta, Nyakra 16,000 16,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Bambara 2,300 7,210,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.90 % 0.50 % 1
 Bassari 600 43,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Biafada 63,000 63,000 Biafada Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bijogo 41,000 41,000 Bidyogo Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 3.50 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,700 819,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 96.00 % 6.00 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 288,000 541,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 52.00 % 5.58 % -
 Deaf 22,000 49,661,000 Guinea-Bissau Sign Language Islam 10.90 % -
 French 1,300 50,509,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 371,000 3,092,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Fulbe 2,100 5,378,000 Pular Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jahanka 11,000 131,000 Jahanka Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Jola-Bayote 6,200 34,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Jola-Felupe 8,200 12,000 Jola-Felupe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 700 509,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kasanga, Haal 900 900 Mandinka Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 25.00 % -
Kobiana 900 1,500 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mandinka 196,000 2,377,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 4
  Totals:  35 2,126,000         19 11.70 % 2.04 % 32 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 25,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 2,151,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Bafatá 293,000
Biombo 135,000
Bissau 542,000
Bolama 49,000
Cacheu 269,000
Gabú 302,000
Oio 314,000
Quinara 89,000
Tombali 133,000
Provinces:  9 2,126,000
UN Country Population 2,151,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Badyara pbp 1 1 Translation Started
Bainouk-Gunyuno bab 1 0 Translation Started
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 4 1 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bayot bda 1 1 Bible Portions
Biafada bif 1 1 Bible Portions
Bidyogo bjg 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Sign Language lgs 1 0 Translation Needed
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Felupe eja 1 1 Bible Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kobiana kcj 1 0 Translation Needed
Mandinka mnk 2 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Mansoanka msw 1 0 Bible Portions
Nalu naj 1 1 Translation Started
Oniyan bsc 1 1 New Testament
Papel pbo 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 1 1 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 31 35 19   11 14 23 30 4
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Guinea-Bissau Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 19  (54.3%)
Population 2,126,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 1,017,000  (47.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 11.7%
Percent Evangelical 2.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 32
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 43%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code PU
Official Language(s) PortugueseGuinea-Bissau Creole
Literacy Rate 60%
Estimated Illiterate Population 850,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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