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Senegal – 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, Lebanese73,0000.50 %31.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Saharan33,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Arab, Saharan
 T
Arab, Syrian15,0000.10 %6.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Senegal
T
Badyara, Badyaranke2,200Y0.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamBadyaraP
Badyara, Badyaranke
 T
Bainouk-Samik2,700Y1.00 %18.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBainouk-Samik   
Balanta, Ganja99,000Y0.60 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-GanjaP
Balanta, Ganja
  
Bambara, Bamanakan83,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara, Bamanakan
  
Bandial13,000Y1.00 %6.00 %2 IslamBandialP
Bandial
 T
Banyun33,000Y0.29 %16.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBainouk-GunyaamoloP
Banyun
  
Bassari15,000Y0.25 %18.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsOniyanP
Bassari
  
Budik2,600Y0.30 %1.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMenikP
Budik
M
Budik of Senegal
T
Cape Verdean41,0006.60 %95.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Chinese, general1,60011.00 %18.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Crioulo, Upper Guinea11,000Y4.00 %75.00 %4 ChristianityCrioulo, Upper Guinea   
DeafY0.20 %6.00 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
French56,0001.00 %62.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fula Jalon206,000Y0.01 %0.05 %Y1 IslamPularP
Fula Jalon
M
Fula Jalon of Senegal
T
Fulani, Fouta Tooro646,000Y0.01 %0.05 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fouta Tooro
M
Fulani, Fouta Tooro of Senegal
T
Fulani, Fulakunda1,715,000Y0.01 %0.80 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fulakunda
M
Fulani, Fulakunda of Senegal
T
Fulani, Pulaar1,010,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Pulaar
M
Fulani, Pulaar of Senegal
T
Fulup, Jola-Bayote20,000Y1.00 %80.00 %3 ChristianityBayotP
Fulup, Jola-Bayote
  
Fulup, Jola-Felupe3,000Y0.40 %2.00 %Y1 IslamJola-FelupeP
Fulup, Jola-Felupe
M
Fulup, Jola-Felupe of Senegal
 
Jahanka56,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamJahankaP
Jahanka
 T
Jola, Falor12,000Y1.00 %6.00 %2 IslamPaloor M
Jola, Falor of Senegal
T
Jola-Bliss60,000Y0.30 %7.00 %2 IslamJola-KasaP
Jola-Bliss
M
Jola-Bliss of Senegal
T
Jola-Fonyi399,000Y0.01 %22.00 %2 IslamJola-FonyiP
Jola-Fonyi
M
Jola-Fonyi of Senegal
T
Jola-Gusilay19,000Y0.03 %1.00 %Y1 IslamGusilay M
Jola-Gusilay of Senegal
T
Jola-Her15,000Y0.04 %4.00 %Y1 IslamKerak   
Jola-Hulon1,900Y0.20 %3.00 %Y1 IslamBandial   
Jola-Karon9,900Y0.03 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKaronP
Jola-Karon
M
Jola-Karon of Senegal
T
Jola-Kwatay7,400Y0.62 %20.00 %2 IslamKuwaataayP
Jola-Kwatay
M
Jola-Kwatay of Senegal
T
Jola-Lala, Lehar14,000Y1.50 %10.00 %2 IslamLaalaa  T
Jola-Mlomp6,400Y0.04 %3.00 %Y1 IslamMlompP
Jola-Mlomp
  
Khasonke10,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamXaasongaxangoP
Khasonke
 T
Kobiana500Y1.00 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKobiana   
Krio, Creole7,3002.00 %70.00 %3 ChristianityKrioP
Krio, Creole
 T
Mandingo, Mandinka917,000Y0.05 %0.70 %Y1 IslamMandinkaP
Mandingo, Mandinka
M
Mandingo, Mandinka of Senegal
T
Mandyak, Manjaco125,000Y0.07 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMandjakP
Mandyak, Manjaco
M
Mandyak, Manjaco of Senegal
 
Maninka, Eastern44,000Y0.10 %0.30 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
M
Maninka, Eastern of Senegal
T
Maninka, Western1,340,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, WesternP
Maninka, Western
M
Maninka, Western of Senegal
T
Mankanya, Mankanha35,000Y0.40 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMankanya   
Moor159,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Moor
M
Moor of Senegal
T
Mossi44,0009.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMooreP
Mossi
  
Ndut44,000Y0.75 %30.00 %2 IslamNdutP
Ndut
 T
Papel7,4003.50 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsPapelP
Papel
  
Portuguese2,6003.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Serer-Non44,000Y0.33 %18.00 %2 IslamNoonP
Serer-Non
M
Serer-Non of Senegal
T
Serer-Safen, Safi241,000Y0.02 %20.00 %2 IslamSaafi-SaafiP
Serer-Safen, Safi
M
Serer-Safen, Safi of Senegal
T
Serer-Sine1,422,000Y0.60 %22.00 %2 IslamSerer-SineP
Serer-Sine
 T
Soninke, Serahuli290,000Y0.05 %2.00 %Y1 IslamSoninkeP
Soninke, Serahuli
M
Soninke, Serahuli of Senegal
T
Susu44,0000.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamSusuP
Susu
M
Susu of Senegal
T
Wamei, Konyagi22,000Y1.20 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWameyP
Wamei, Konyagi
M
Wamei, Konyagi of Senegal
T
Wolof5,819,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamWolofP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Senegal
T
Wolof, Lebou213,000Y0.10 %0.40 %Y1 IslamWolofP
Wolof, Lebou
 T
Yalunka, Dialonke13,000Y0.05 %0.15 %Y1 IslamYalunkaP
Yalunka, Dialonke
 T
Zenaga2,9000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamZenaga   
Total People Groups:   56 15,528,000 44     26     45 24 34
Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 15,589,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Senegal – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 26 46.4 % 12,750,000 82.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 21 37.5 % 2,588,000 16.7 %
  3 - Superficially reached 3 5.4 % 83,000 0.5 %
  4 - Partially reached 5 8.9 % 106,000 0.7 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 1.8 % 1,600 0.0 %
Totals 56   15,528,000  


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.
Senegal – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
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Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc20Portions
Badyarapbp11None
Bainouk-Gunyaamolobcz10Portions
Bainouk-Samikbcb10None
Balanta-Ganjabjt11None
Bamanankanbam11Complete
Bandialbqj21NT
Bayotbda10None
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Crioulo, Upper Guineapov10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Gusilaygsl11None
Hassaniyyamey22None
Jahankajad11None
Jola-Felupeeja11Portions
Jola-Fonyidyo10NT
Jola-Kasacsk10NT
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Karonkrx10None
Kerakhhr11None
Kobianakcj10None
Kriokri10Complete
Kuwaataaycwt10NT
Laalaacae10None
Language unknownxxx10None
Mandinkamnk11Complete
Mandjakmfv10Portions
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Maninkakan, Westernmlq11Portions
Mankanyaknf10NT
Meniktnr11NT
Mlompmlo11None
Mooremos10Complete
Ndutndv10Portions
Noonsnf10NT
Oniyanbsc10NT
Paloorfap10None
Papelpbo10NT
Portuguesepor10Complete
Pulaarfuc33NT
Pularfuf11NT
Saafi-Saafisav10None
Serer-Sinesrr10Complete
Soninkesnk11Portions
Sususus11NT
Wameycou10None
Wolofwol22NT
Xaasongaxangokao11NT
Yalunkayal11Complete
Zenagazen11Need?
Totals: 50 56 26   33 22 27 44 3
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Senegal – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.1 %
(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.
Senegal – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Senegal. Ministries in the Senegal 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.
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Senegal – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 15,528,000
Percent Urbanization 43 %
Total People Groups 56
Unreached People Groups 26
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language French
Secondary National LanguageWolof
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 4.5%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.1%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.485 (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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