Country: Sierra Leone

Number of People Groups

28

People Groups Unreached

10 (35.7%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

8,970,000

Population in Unreached

1,610,000 (17.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

12.91%

% Evangelical

4.96%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.0%
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
 Bassa 9,600 783,000 Bassa Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bom, Krim 23,000 23,000 Mende (Sierra Leone) Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 13.19 % -
 British 3,100 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bullom, Northern Bullom 8,800 8,800 Bullom So Islam 5.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Deaf 90,000 50,266,000 Sierra Leone Sign Language Islam 13.15 % -
 Fulani, Krio 66,000 66,000 Pular Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Fulbe 318,000 5,505,000 Pular Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Gola 18,000 207,000 Gola Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Greek 1,300 10,384,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Kissi, Northern 70,000 714,000 Kissi, Northern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 16.30 % -
 Kissi, Southern 150,000 369,000 Kisi, Southern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kono 360,000 360,000 Kono (Sierra Leone) Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 1.00 % -
 Krio, Creole 921,000 981,000 Krio Christianity 45.00 % 6.52 % -
 Kru 16,000 466,000 Klao Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
 Kuranko 473,000 597,000 Kuranko Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Limba, East 900 2,100 Limba, East Islam 15.00 % 3.00 % -
 Limba, West 587,000 589,000 Limba, West-Central Islam 14.00 % 1.00 % -
 Loko, Landogo 236,000 236,000 Loko Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.90 % 5
 Maninka, Eastern 184,000 4,444,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 3.00 % 1.30 % 4
 Mende, Boumpe 2,730,000 2,785,000 Mende (Sierra Leone) Islam 13.00 % 9.13 % -
 Sherbro, Southern Bullom 236,000 236,000 Sherbro Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 South Asian, general 17,000 12,179,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Susu 210,000 2,762,000 Susu Islam ☀︎ 0.06 % 0.06 % 4
 Temne 2,077,000 2,083,000 Themne Islam 7.00 % 4.18 % -
 Temne-Banta 79,000 79,000 Themne Islam 4.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  28 8,970,000         10 12.91 % 4.96 % 34 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 8,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 8,978,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Eastern 2,034,000
Northern 3,107,000
Southern 1,785,000
Western 1,858,000
Provinces:  4 8,784,000
UN Country Population 8,978,000
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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
Bassa bsq 1 0 Complete Bible
Bullom So buy 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Gola gol 1 1 New Testament
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Kisi, Southern kss 1 0 Complete Bible
Kissi, Northern kqs 1 0 Complete Bible
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Kono (Sierra Leone) kno 1 0 New Testament
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuranko knk 1 1 Complete Bible
Limba, East lma 1 0 Translation Needed
Limba, West-Central lia 1 0 New Testament
Loko lok 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Mende (Sierra Leone) men 2 0 Complete Bible
Pular fuf 2 2 New Testament
Sherbro bun 1 0 Bible Portions
Sierra Leone Sign Language sgx 1 0 Translation Started
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Themne tem 2 1 New Testament
Vai vai 1 0 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 0 Complete Bible
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 25 28 10   21 19 22 23 4
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  • Church planting agencies in Sierra Leone
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  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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Sierra Leone Statistics
People Groups 28
Unreached People Groups 10  (35.7%)
Population 8,970,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Population in Unreached 1,610,000  (17.9%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 12.9%
Percent Evangelical 5.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 34
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 42%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code SL
Official Language(s) EnglishKrio
Literacy Rate 43%
Estimated Illiterate Population 5,113,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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