Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

14 (48.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,675,000

Population in Unreached

2,266,000 (84.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.67%

% Evangelical

0.90%

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 3,700 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bainouk, Gunyaamolo 34,000 70,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Balanta, Kentohe 3,400 484,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bambara 26,000 7,095,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 British 2,600 53,789,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 27,000 534,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 % -
 Deaf 27,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % 1
 French 1,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 447,000 2,950,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 9
 Hausa 13,000 53,785,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Igbo 7,500 32,534,000 Igbo Christianity 79.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jahanka 6,100 127,000 Jahanka Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jola-Bayote 1,300 33,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Fonyi 139,000 495,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 7.00 % 4.00 % -
 Jola-Karon 78,000 91,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Khasonke 2,700 982,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
 Krio, Aku 20,000 940,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 % -
 Mandingo, Mandinka 1,110,000 2,319,000 Mandinka Islam 1.10 % 0.97 % 22
 Mandyak, Manjaco 45,000 488,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 25,000 4,231,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
 Maninka, Western 5,400 2,292,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mankanya 2,500 109,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 3.00 % -
 Maswanka, Kunante 2,700 24,000 Mansoanka Islam 4.00 % 3.21 % -
 Moor 38,000 4,591,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer-Sine 62,000 1,739,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Soninke 154,000 3,021,000 Soninke Islam 0.40 % 0.15 % 3
 Susu 5,000 2,634,000 Susu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Wolof 373,000 6,447,000 Wolof, Gambian Islam 0.12 % 0.11 % 7
 Yoruba 13,000 39,143,000 Yoruba Islam 27.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  29 2,675,000         14 3.67 % 0.90 % 51 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 31,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 2,706,000                

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Province 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 2,706,000
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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
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 1 1 New Testament
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
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 0 Bible Portions
Pulaar fuc 1 1 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 29 14   7 17 24 28 0
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Gambia Statistics
People Groups 29
Unreached People Groups 14  (48.3%)
Population 2,675,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 2,266,000  (84.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.7%
Percent Evangelical 0.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 51
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 1,177,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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