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Mali – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Arab, Saharan140,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Arab, Saharan
M
Arab, Saharan of Mali
T
Bambara5,595,000Y1.10 %4.00 %1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
M
Bambara of Mali
T
Banka7,900Y0.40 %0.50 %1 IslamBankagooma   
Bedouin, Berabish182,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Bedouin, Berabish
M
Bedouin, Berabish of Mali
T
Bobo Fing34,000Y2.90 %6.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKonabereP
Bobo Fing
M
Bobo Fing of Mali
 
Bolon11,0002.10 %3.00 %4 IslamBolonP
Bolon
M
Bolon of Mali
T
Bozo, Kelenga38,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBozo, KelengaxoP
Bozo, Kelenga
M
Bozo, Kelenga of Mali
T
Bozo, Sorogoye328,000Y0.00 %0.03 %1 IslamBozo, JenaamaP
Bozo, Sorogoye
M
Bozo, Sorogoye of Mali
T
Bozo, Tegue271,000Y0.00 %0.20 %1 IslamBozo, TieyaxoP
Bozo, Tegue
 T
Bozo, Tiemacewe6,700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBozo, TiemaceweP
Bozo, Tiemacewe
 T
British1,3008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Deaf191,000Y2.64 %1 IslamTebul Sign Language  T
Dogon, Ampari9,200Y0.00 %4.00 %1 IslamDogon, AmpariP
Dogon, Ampari
M
Dogon, Ampari of Mali
T
Dogon, Ana Tinga700Y0.20 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsDogon, Ana Tinga M
Dogon, Ana Tinga of Mali
T
Dogon, Bangi Me3,200Y0.30 %10.00 %2 IslamBangime M
Dogon, Bangi Me of Mali
T
Dogon, Bankan Tey2,300Y0.10 %6.00 %2 IslamDogon, Bankan Tey M
Dogon, Bankan Tey of Mali
T
Dogon, Ben Tey4,500Y0.10 %10.00 %2 IslamDogon, Ben Tey M
Dogon, Ben Tey of Mali
T
Dogon, Bondum Dom46,000Y3.00 %10.00 %4 IslamDogon, Bondum Dom M
Dogon, Bondum Dom of Mali
T
Dogon, Bunoge1,500Y0.20 %12.00 %2 IslamDogon, Bunoge M
Dogon, Bunoge of Mali
T
Dogon, Dogul Dom29,000Y1.00 %8.00 %2 IslamDogon, Dogul Dom M
Dogon, Dogul Dom of Mali
T
Dogon, Donno So84,000Y2.00 %10.00 %2 IslamDogon, Donno So M
Dogon, Donno So of Mali
T
Dogon, Jamsay241,000Y3.00 %11.00 %4 IslamDogon, JamsayP
Dogon, Jamsay
M
Dogon, Jamsay of Mali
T
Dogon, Mombo45,000Y2.40 %8.00 %4 IslamDogon, Mombo M
Dogon, Mombo of Mali
T
Dogon, Nanga Dama3,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDogon, Nanga DamaP
Dogon, Nanga Dama
M
Dogon, Nanga Dama of Mali
T
Dogon, Tebul Ure4,800Y0.40 %12.00 %2 IslamDogon, Tebul Ure M
Dogon, Tebul Ure of Mali
T
Dogon, Tene Kan236,000Y3.30 %10.00 %4 IslamDogon, Tene Kan M
Dogon, Tene Kan of Mali
T
Dogon, Tiranige Diga7,400Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDogon, Tiranige Diga M
Dogon, Tiranige Diga of Mali
T
Dogon, Tombo106,000Y1.00 %4.00 %1 IslamDogon, Tommo SoP
Dogon, Tombo
M
Dogon, Tombo of Mali
T
Dogon, Tomo Kan247,000Y3.60 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDogon, Tomo KanP
Dogon, Tomo Kan
M
Dogon, Tomo Kan of Mali
T
Dogon, Toro So93,000Y3.10 %8.00 %4 IslamDogon, Toro So M
Dogon, Toro So of Mali
T
Dogon, Toro Tegu5,400Y0.20 %10.00 %2 IslamDogon, Toro Tegu M
Dogon, Toro Tegu of Mali
T
Dogon, Yanda Dom3,200Y0.30 %10.00 %2 IslamDogon, Yanda Dom M
Dogon, Yanda Dom of Mali
T
Duun, Samogo147,000Y0.00 %0.02 %1 Ethnic ReligionsDuungoomaP
Duun, Samogo
M
Duun, Samogo of Mali
T
French18,0001.00 %63.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fula Jalon106,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamPularP
Fula Jalon
 T
Fulani, Fouta Tooro79,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fouta Tooro
 T
Fulani, Maasina1,183,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamFulfulde, MaasinaP
Fulani, Maasina
M
Fulani, Maasina of Mali
T
Fulani, Pulaar265,000Y0.00 %0.20 %1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Pulaar
M
Fulani, Pulaar of Mali
T
Ganadougou, Gana159,000Y0.60 %15.00 %2 IslamBamanankanP
Ganadougou, Gana
 T
Idaksahak136,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTadaksahakP
Idaksahak
M
Idaksahak of Mali
T
Jahanka7,7000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamJahankaP
Jahanka
M
Jahanka of Mali
T
Jotoni17,000Y0.40 %2.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsJowuluP
Jotoni
M
Jotoni of Mali
T
Jula, Dyula108,000Y0.00 %0.50 %1 IslamJulaP
Jula, Dyula
M
Jula, Dyula of Mali
T
Kagoro44,000Y0.10 %0.50 %1 Ethnic ReligionsKagoroP
Kagoro
M
Kagoro of Mali
T
Khasonke816,000Y0.63 %2.50 %1 IslamXaasongaxangoP
Khasonke
M
Khasonke of Mali
T
Kurumfe, Fulse7,2001.00 %13.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKoromfe  T
Maninka, Eastern443,0000.00 %0.02 %1 IslamManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
 T
Maninka, Kita494,000Y0.20 %3.00 %1 IslamManinkakan, KitaP
Maninka, Kita
 T
Maninka, Western554,000Y0.20 %2.00 %1 IslamManinkakan, WesternP
Maninka, Western
M
Maninka, Western of Mali
T
Marka, Dafing58,000Y0.50 %10.00 %2 IslamMarkaP
Marka, Dafing
 T
Moor302,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Moor
M
Moor of Mali
T
Mossi44,0001.80 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMooreP
Mossi
  
Pana, Sama7,100Y0.00 %2.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsPanaP
Pana, Sama
 T
Red Bobo, Bwa285,000Y0.00 %5.00 %1 IslamBomu  T
Samo, Kalemse2,800Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKalamse  T
Samo, Samo Matya1,2006.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, Matya   
Seemogo5,3000.10 %17.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSeekuP
Seemogo
M
Seemogo of Mali
 
Senoufo, Central4,100Y0.20 %5.00 %1 IslamSenoufo, SiciteP
Senoufo, Central
M
Senoufo, Central of Mali
T
Senoufo, Mamara1,316,000Y1.00 %2.00 %1 IslamSenoufo, MamaraP
Senoufo, Mamara
M
Senoufo, Mamara of Mali
T
Senoufo, Shempire21,0000.15 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, ShempireP
Senoufo, Shempire
M
Senoufo, Shempire of Mali
 
Senoufo, Supyire476,000Y0.60 %2.00 %1 IslamSenoufo, SupyireP
Senoufo, Supyire
M
Senoufo, Supyire of Mali
T
Senoufo, Syenara192,000Y1.84 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, Syenara M
Senoufo, Syenara of Mali
T
Siamou33,0000.00 %4.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsSiamouP
Siamou
 T
Songhai, Humburi27,000Y0.00 %0.30 %1 IslamSonghay, Humburi SenniP
Songhai, Humburi
 T
Songhai, Koyra364,000Y0.00 %0.20 %1 IslamSonghay, Koyra ChiiniP
Songhai, Koyra
 T
Songhai-Koyraboro585,000Y0.00 %0.20 %1 IslamSonghay, Koyraboro SenniP
Songhai-Koyraboro
M
Songhai-Koyraboro of Mali
T
Soninke1,637,000Y0.00 %0.01 %1 IslamSoninkeP
Soninke
M
Soninke of Mali
T
Tondi Songway5,300Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTondi Songway Kiini   
Tuareg, Tamajaq404,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamajaq, TawallammatP
Tuareg, Tamajaq
M
Tuareg, Tamajaq of Mali
T
Tuareg, Tamasheq430,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamasheqP
Tuareg, Tamasheq
M
Tuareg, Tamasheq of Mali
T
Wassulu186,000Y0.03 %0.04 %1 IslamBamanankanP
Wassulu
 T
Wolof71,0000.00 %0.40 %1 IslamWolofP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Mali
T
Yalunka15,000Y0.10 %0.20 %1 IslamYalunkaP
Yalunka
 T
Zarma2,1000.10 %0.20 %1 IslamZarmaP
Zarma
 T
Total People Groups:   74 19,037,000 60     45      51 49 66
Unclassified / Other Individuals 71,000  
UN Country Population (2018) 19,108,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
Data Notes
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Mali – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 45 60.8 % 17,435,000 91.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 18 24.3 % 628,000 3.3 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.4 % 18,000 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 10 13.5 % 956,000 5.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 74   19,037,000  


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.
Mali – Languages
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Bamanankanbam32Complete
Bangimedba10Need?
Bankagoomabxw11None
Bolonbof10None
Bomubmq11Complete
Bozo, Jenaamabze11Portions
Bozo, Kelengaxobzx11None
Bozo, Tiemaceweboo11Need?
Bozo, Tieyaxoboz11Portions
Dogon, Ampariaqd11Need?
Dogon, Ana Tingadti10Need?
Dogon, Bankan Teydbw10Need?
Dogon, Ben Teydbt10Need?
Dogon, Bondum Domdbu10None
Dogon, Bunogedgb10Need?
Dogon, Dogul Domdbg10Need?
Dogon, Donno Sodds10NT
Dogon, Jamsaydjm10Portions
Dogon, Mombodmb10Need?
Dogon, Nanga Damanzz11Need?
Dogon, Tebul Uredtu10Need?
Dogon, Tene Kandtk10Need?
Dogon, Tiranige Digatde11Need?
Dogon, Tommo Sodto11Portions
Dogon, Tomo Kandtm10None
Dogon, Toro Sodts10Complete
Dogon, Toro Tegudtt10Need?
Dogon, Yanda Domdym10Need?
Duungoomadux11None
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Maasinaffm11NT
Hassaniyyamey33Portions
Jahankajad11None
Jowulujow11Portions
Juladyu11Complete
Kagoroxkg11Need?
Kalamseknz10Portions
Konaberebbo10Complete
Koromfekfz10NT
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Maninkakan, Kitamwk11Portions
Maninkakan, Westernmlq11Portions
Markarkm10Portions
Mooremos10Complete
Panapnq11None
Pulaarfuc22NT
Pularfuf11NT
Samo, Matyastj10None
Seekusos10None
Senoufo, Mamaramyk11NT
Senoufo, Shempireseb10None
Senoufo, Sicitesep11NT
Senoufo, Supyirespp11NT
Senoufo, Syenarashz10None
Siamousif11Portions
Songhay, Humburi Sennihmb11NT
Songhay, Koyra Chiinikhq11NT
Songhay, Koyraboro Sennises11NT
Soninkesnk11Portions
Tadaksahakdsq11None
Tamajaq, Tawallammatttq11NT
Tamasheqtaq11NT
Tebul Sign Languagetsy11Need?
Tondi Songway Kiinitst11Need?
Wolofwol11NT
Xaasongaxangokao11NT
Yalunkayal11Complete
Zarmadje11Complete
Totals: 69 74 45   38 19 27 45 3
Data Notes
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Mali – 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.
Mali – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Mali. Ministries in the Mali 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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Mali – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 19,037,000
Percent Urbanization 41 %
Total People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 45
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language French
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 2.8%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 37 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.442 (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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