Serer-Safen, Safi in Senegal

Joshua Project has identified the Serer-Safen only in Senegal
Population
241,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Safi People Video

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Introduction / History

The Saafi are an agricultural people living in the west of Senegal, southwest of and near Thies and the coast. They cultivate millet, peanuts and beans as well as a variety of fruit trees. The Saafi live in square mud brick houses, clustered together in enclosed compounds.

The Saafi are part of the larger Cangin people groups, originally all speaking one language. For various reasons, over the centuries they split their different ways and now have distinct, separate languages. Christianity came to the Saafi in the early 1800's, but in the last 40 years the area has become largely Muslim.

Desertification is causing the water table to drop each year and water is becoming more and more scarce. Spiritually, most Saafi who practice Islam or Catholicism also retain many of their traditional animistic beliefs. It is these beliefs that need to be challenged with the Gospel.


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Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-28
People Name General Serer-Safen
People Name in Country Serer-Safen, Safi
Population in Senegal 241,000
World Population 241,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Safi
People ID 14868
ROP3 Code 108864
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: between Nguekikh, Popenguine, and Thies; Dakar region: airport area; 60 villages: 43 are over 80% Saafi, 8 are under 50%.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Senegal
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Thies region: between Nguekikh, Popenguine, and Thies; Dakar region: airport area; 60 villages: 43 are over 80% Saafi, 8 are under 50%..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Saafi-Saafi (241,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sav   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Saafi-Saafi (241,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Saafi-Saafi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
11.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
69.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
Photo Source: Link Up Africa  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Video Source: LinkUp Africa
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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