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Gambia
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Gambia – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Arab, Lebanese3,0000.50 %35.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Balanta, Kentohe42,0004.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-KentoheP
Balanta, Kentohe
 T
Bambara9,5000.10 %0.40 %Y1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
  
Banyun4,3000.20 %4.00 %Y1 IslamBainouk-GunyaamoloP
Banyun
  
British2,0008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Crioulo, Upper Guinea20,0007.50 %70.00 %4 ChristianityCrioulo, Upper Guinea   
DeafY0.80 %2.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknownP
Deaf
 T
French8001.00 %64.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Fulakunda400,000Y0.03 %0.05 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fulakunda
M
Fulani, Fulakunda of Gambia
T
Fulani, Pulaar6,800Y0.10 %0.20 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Pulaar
M
Fulani, Pulaar of Gambia
T
Fulup, Jola-Bayote1,0001.00 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBayotP
Fulup, Jola-Bayote
  
Hausa10,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
  
Igbo6,0005.00 %79.00 %4 ChristianityIgboP
Igbo
  
Jahanka4,8000.05 %0.10 %Y1 IslamJahankaP
Jahanka
M
Jahanka of Gambia
T
Jola-Fonyi90,000Y4.00 %7.00 %4 IslamJola-FonyiP
Jola-Fonyi
M
Jola-Fonyi of Gambia
T
Jola-Karon62,0000.50 %65.00 %3 ChristianityKaronP
Jola-Karon
M
Jola-Karon of Gambia
T
Khasonke2,1000.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamXaasongaxangoP
Khasonke
 T
Krio, Aku16,0007.50 %70.00 %4 ChristianityKrioP
Krio, Aku
 T
Mandingo, Mandinka775,000Y0.60 %0.80 %Y1 IslamMandinkaP
Mandingo, Mandinka
M
Mandingo, Mandinka of Gambia
T
Mandyak, Manjaco35,000Y0.30 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMandjakP
Mandyak, Manjaco
M
Mandyak, Manjaco of Gambia
 
Maninka, Eastern20,0000.15 %0.30 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
  
Maninka, Western4,400Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, WesternP
Maninka, Western
 T
Mankanya2,7003.00 %28.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMankanya   
Maswanka, Kunante2,0000.15 %0.30 %Y1 IslamMansoanka  T
Moor30,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Moor
M
Moor of Gambia
T
Serer-Sine43,000Y2.00 %8.00 %2 IslamSerer-SineP
Serer-Sine
 T
Soninke210,000Y0.15 %0.40 %Y1 IslamSoninkeP
Soninke
M
Soninke of Gambia
T
Susu4,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSusuP
Susu
  
Wolof268,000Y0.07 %0.10 %Y1 IslamWolof, GambianP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Gambia
T
Yoruba10,0003.00 %27.00 %4 IslamYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Total People Groups:   30 2,084,000 10     16     27 10 17
Unclassified / Other Individuals 36,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 2,120,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Gambia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 16 53.3 % 1,751,000 84.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 13.3 % 82,000 3.9 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 6.7 % 63,000 3.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 8 26.7 % 189,000 9.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 30   2,084,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Gambia – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Arab, Lebanese
3,000


Balanta, Kentohe
42,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bambara
9,500


Banyun
4,300


British
2,000


Deaf
Unknown


French
800


© Copyrighted Photo
Fulani, Fulakunda
400,000


Fulani, Pulaar
6,800


Fulup, Jola-Bayote
1,000


Hausa
10,000


Igbo
6,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Jahanka
4,800


Jola-Fonyi
90,000


Jola-Karon
62,000


Khasonke
2,100


Krio, Aku
16,000


Mandingo, Mandinka
775,000


Mandyak, Manjaco
35,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Maninka, Eastern
20,000


Maninka, Western
4,400


Moor
30,000


Serer-Sine
43,000


Soninke
210,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Susu
4,000


Wolof
268,000


Yoruba
10,000

Gambia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Gambia – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Bainouk-Gunyaamolobcz11Portions
Balanta-Kentoheble10NT
Bamanankanbam11Complete
Bayotbda10None
Crioulo, Upper Guineapov10Complete
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Hassaniyyamey11None
Hausahau11Complete
Igboibo10Complete
Jahankajad11None
Jola-Fonyidyo10NT
Karonkrx10None
Kriokri10Complete
Language unknownxxx11None
Mandinkamnk11Complete
Mandjakmfv10Portions
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Maninkakan, Westernmlq11Portions
Mankanyaknf10NT
Mansoankamsw11Portions
Pulaarfuc22NT
Serer-Sinesrr10Complete
Soninkesnk11Portions
Sususus11Complete
Wolof, Gambianwof11Portions
Xaasongaxangokao11NT
Yorubayor10Complete
Totals: 29 30 16   24 15 22 28 4
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Gambia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.7 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Gambia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Gambia. Ministries in the Gambia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Gambia   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Gambia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 2,084,000
Percent Urbanization 59 %
Total People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 16
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language English
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 4.8%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.441 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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