Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

55

People Groups Unreached

26 (47.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

18,194,000

Population in Unreached

14,749,000 (81.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

4.57%

% Evangelical

0.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.1%
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, Saharan 49,000 108,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 17,000 20,176,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Badyara 3,000 23,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Bainouk, Gunyaamolo 38,000 73,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 0.29 % -
 Bainouk, Samik 3,100 3,100 Bainouk-Samik Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 1.00 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 137,000 139,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.60 % 3
 Bambara 100,000 7,428,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Bandial 15,000 15,000 Bandial Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Bassari 22,000 45,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.25 % -
 Budik 6,100 6,100 Menik Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Cape Verdean 47,000 825,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chinese, general 1,800 15,947,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 11.00 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 13,000 550,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 182,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 6.42 % -
 French 103,000 50,635,000 French Christianity 62.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Fulakunda 2,013,000 2,013,000 Pulaar Islam 0.80 % 0.01 % 40
 Fulani, Pulaar 1,589,000 3,171,000 Pulaar Islam ☀︎ 0.03 % 0.03 % 32
 Fulani, Toukaleur 742,000 742,000 Pulaar Islam ☀︎ 0.05 % 0.01 % 15
 Fulbe 240,000 5,505,000 Pular Islam ☀︎ 0.05 % 0.01 % 5
 Jahanka 65,000 133,000 Jahanka Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jola, Falor 17,000 17,000 Paloor Islam 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bayote 27,000 35,000 Bayot Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Bliss 70,000 70,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Jola-Felupe 3,400 12,000 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 370,000 522,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 22.00 % 0.01 % -
  Totals:  55 18,194,000         26 4.57 % 0.19 % 303 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 28,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 18,222,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Dakar 4,119,000
Diourbel 1,966,000
Fatick 938,000
Kaffrine 745,000
Kaolack 1,262,000
Kédougou 198,000
Kolda 869,000
Louga 1,148,000
Matam 739,000
Saint-Louis 1,194,000
Sédhiou 595,000
Tambacounda 894,000
Thiès 2,349,000
Ziguinchor 721,000
Provinces:  14 17,737,000
UN Country Population 18,222,000
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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-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 0 Bible Portions
Bainouk-Samik bcb 1 0 Bible Portions
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1 Bible Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bandial bqj 2 1 New Testament
Bayot bda 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Gusilay gsl 1 1 Bible Portions
Hassaniyya mey 2 2 New Testament
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Felupe eja 1 1 Bible Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 New Testament
Jola-Kasa csk 1 0 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Karon krx 1 0 Bible Portions
Kerak hhr 1 1 Translation Started
Kobiana kcj 1 0 Translation Started
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuwaataay cwt 1 0 New Testament
Laalaa cae 1 0 Translation Needed
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
Menik tnr 1 1 New Testament
Mlomp mlo 1 1 Translation Needed
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndut ndv 1 0 New Testament
Noon snf 1 0 New Testament
Oniyan bsc 1 0 New Testament
Paloor fap 1 0 Translation Needed
Papel pbo 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 3 3 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Saafi-Saafi sav 1 0 Bible Portions
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wamey cou 1 0 New Testament
Wolof wol 2 2 New Testament
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete Bible
Zenaga zen 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 50 55 26   26 28 36 44 5
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Senegal Statistics
People Groups 55
Unreached People Groups 26  (47.3%)
Population 18,194,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.0%
Population in Unreached 14,749,000  (81.1%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 4.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 303
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 47%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SG
Official Language(s) FrenchWolof
Literacy Rate 52%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,733,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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