Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

16 (53.3%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

2,377,000

Population in Unreached

2,014,000 (84.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.6%

% Evangelical

0.91%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.9%
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, Lebanese 3,300 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 0.50 % -
 Balanta, Kentohe 3,000 452,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bambara 23,000 6,375,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Banyun 4,800 40,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 British 2,300 53,901,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 24,000 509,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 % -
 Deaf 24,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % 1
 French 900 50,524,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Fulakunda 357,000 2,607,000 Pulaar Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 7
 Fulani, Pulaar 7,700 1,545,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Hausa 11,000 49,590,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Igbo 6,700 30,592,000 Igbo Christianity 79.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jahanka 5,400 120,000 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jola-Bayote 1,100 32,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Fonyi 124,000 469,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 7.00 % 4.00 % -
 Jola-Karon 70,000 83,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Khasonke 2,400 880,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
 Krio, Aku 18,000 874,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 % -
 Mandingo, Mandinka 1,040,000 2,197,000 Mandinka Islam 1.10 % 0.97 % 21
 Mandyak, Manjaco 40,000 461,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 23,000 4,008,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
 Maninka, Western 4,800 2,391,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mankanya 2,200 103,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 3.00 % -
Maswanka, Kunante 2,400 22,000 Mansoanka Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
 Moor 34,000 4,494,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer-Sine 55,000 1,811,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Soninke 138,000 2,746,000 Soninke Islam 0.40 % 0.15 % 3
 Susu 4,500 1,345,000 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Wolof 333,000 6,280,000 Wolof, Gambian Islam 0.12 % 0.11 % 7
 Yoruba 11,000 36,811,000 Yoruba Islam 27.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  30 2,377,000         16 3.64 % 0.91 % 50 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 40,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 2,417,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Banjul 40,000
Basse (Upper River) 306,000
Brikama (Western) 888,000
Janjanbureh 162,000
Kanifeng 487,000
Kerewan (North Bank) 284,000
Kuntaur 125,000
Mansakonko (Lower River) 105,000
Provinces:  8 2,397,000
UN Country Population 2,417,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 12,104.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 32,224.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 8,654.9 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 4,817.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,377,000



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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 1 0 Bible Portions
Bainouk-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 1 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 1 0 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bayot bda 1 0 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 Bible Portions
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete Bible
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 New Testament
Karon krx 1 0 Bible Portions
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Mansoanka msw 1 1 Bible Portions
Pulaar fuc 2 2 New Testament
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Wolof, Gambian wof 1 1 Bible Portions
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 29 30 16   7 15 24 28 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.9 %)
3.6 %
Ethnic Religions
6.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
89.0 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
2.6 %
Independent
18.4 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
18.9 %
Roman Catholic
58.3 %
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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Gambia Statistics
People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 16  (53.3%)
Population 2,377,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 2,014,000  (84.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 50
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 61%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code GA
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 56%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,046,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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