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Guinea-Bissau
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Guinea-Bissau – 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, Syrian1,5000.10 %8.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Syrian
M
Arab, Syrian of Guinea-Bissau
T
Badyara5,400Y0.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamBadyaraP
Badyara
 T
Bainouk, Banyum9,100Y1.50 %15.00 %2 IslamBainouk-Gunyuno   
Balanta, Ganja1,9001.00 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-GanjaP
Balanta, Ganja
  
Balanta, Kentohe349,000Y1.70 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-KentoheP
Balanta, Kentohe
 T
Balanta, Mane29,000Y0.15 %0.30 %Y1 IslamBalanta-Kentohe  T
Balanta, Naga13,000Y3.50 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-Kentohe   
Balanta, Nyakra15,000Y10.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-Kentohe   
Bambara2,1000.50 %0.90 %Y1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
 T
Bassari5000.50 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsOniyanP
Bassari
M
Bassari of Guinea-Bissau
T
Biafada53,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBiafadaP
Biafada
M
Biafada of Guinea-Bissau
T
Bijogo35,000Y3.50 %9.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBidyogo   
Cape Verdean2,4006.00 %96.00 %4 ChristianityKabuverdianuP
Cape Verdean
  
Crioulo, Upper Guinea264,000Y4.00 %52.00 %4 ChristianityCrioulo, Upper Guinea   
DeafY1.60 %5.00 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown  T
French1,2001.00 %64.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fula Jalon1,8000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPularP
Fula Jalon
 T
Fulani, Fulakunda358,000Y0.20 %0.30 %Y1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fulakunda
M
Fulani, Fulakunda of Guinea-Bissau
T
Fulup, Jola-Bayote5,600Y0.20 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsBayotP
Fulup, Jola-Bayote
  
Fulup, Jola-Felupe7,400Y2.00 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsJola-FelupeP
Fulup, Jola-Felupe
M
Fulup, Jola-Felupe of Guinea-Bissau
 
Jahanka9,6000.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamJahankaP
Jahanka
  
Jola-Fonyi6000.00 %3.00 %Y1 IslamJola-FonyiP
Jola-Fonyi
M
Jola-Fonyi of Guinea-Bissau
T
Kasanga, Haal800Y25.00 %28.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMandinka   
Kobiana900Y1.00 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKobiana   
Mandingo, Mandinka192,000Y0.80 %2.00 %Y1 IslamMandinkaP
Mandingo, Mandinka
M
Mandingo, Mandinka of Guinea-Bissau
T
Mandyak, Manjaco236,000Y0.60 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMandjakP
Mandyak, Manjaco
M
Mandyak, Manjaco of Guinea-Bissau
T
Maninka, Western19,0000.30 %1.00 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, WesternP
Maninka, Western
 T
Mankanya62,000Y2.00 %24.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMankanya   
Maswanka, Kunante20,000Y2.00 %6.00 %2 IslamMansoanka M
Maswanka, Kunante of Guinea-Bissau
T
Nalu11,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamNaluP
Nalu
M
Nalu of Guinea-Bissau
T
Papel174,000Y3.60 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsPapelP
Papel
  
Portuguese5,4003.00 %95.00 %4 ChristianityPortugueseP
Portuguese
  
Soninke5,7000.30 %0.50 %Y1 IslamSoninkeP
Soninke
 T
Susu5,6000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamSusuP
Susu
  
Wolof9,6000.20 %1.00 %Y1 IslamWolofP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Guinea-Bissau
T
Total People Groups:   35 1,907,000 21     21     24 11 19
Unclassified / Other Individuals 26,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 1,933,000  
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Guinea-Bissau – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 21 60.0 % 1,303,000 68.3 %
  2 - Minimally reached 5 14.3 % 94,000 4.9 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 2.9 % 1,200 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 7 20.0 % 509,000 26.7 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.9 % 800 0.0 %
Totals 35   1,907,000  


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.
Guinea-Bissau – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

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Arab, Syrian
1,500


Badyara
5,400


Balanta, Ganja
1,900


Balanta, Kentohe
349,000


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Bambara
2,100


Bassari
500


Biafada
53,000


Cape Verdean
2,400


French
1,200


Fula Jalon
1,800


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Fulani, Fulakunda
358,000


Fulup, Jola-Bayote
5,600


Fulup, Jola-Felupe
7,400


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Jahanka
9,600


Jola-Fonyi
600


Mandingo, Mandinka
192,000


Mandyak, Manjaco
236,000


Maninka, Western
19,000


Nalu
11,000


Papel
174,000


Portuguese
5,400


Soninke
5,700


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Susu
5,600


Wolof
9,600

Guinea-Bissau People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Guinea-Bissau – Languages
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Language
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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
Badyarapbp11None
Bainouk-Gunyunobab10None
Balanta-Ganjabjt11None
Balanta-Kentoheble42NT
Bamanankanbam11Complete
Bayotbda11None
Biafadabif11None
Bidyogobjg10NT
Crioulo, Upper Guineapov10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Jahankajad11None
Jola-Felupeeja11Portions
Jola-Fonyidyo11NT
Kabuverdianukea10Portions
Kobianakcj10None
Language unknownxxx11None
Mandinkamnk21Complete
Mandjakmfv11Portions
Maninkakan, Westernmlq11Portions
Mankanyaknf10NT
Mansoankamsw10Portions
Nalunaj11None
Oniyanbsc11NT
Papelpbo10NT
Portuguesepor10Complete
Pulaarfuc11NT
Pularfuf11NT
Soninkesnk11Portions
Sususus11Complete
Wolofwol11NT
Totals: 31 35 21   22 11 22 30 2
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Guinea-Bissau – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 1.7 %
(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.
Guinea-Bissau – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Guinea-Bissau. Ministries in the Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Abundant Life Association, Inc.Medium
Hisportic Christian MissionSmall
International Gospel OutreachMedium
Ministries Listed:  3
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World MissionsMedium
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Talking Bibles InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  52
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Guinea-Bissau – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 1,907,000
Percent Urbanization 49 %
Total People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 21
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Portuguese
Secondary National LanguageCrioulo, Upper Guinea
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 11.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 1.7%  [2]
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.424 (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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