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Sierra Leone
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Sierra Leone – 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, Lebanese40,0000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Bassa7,200Y4.00 %43.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBassaP
Bassa
  
Bom, Bum800Y0.50 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsMende   
British2,3008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Bullom, Northern Bullom6,500Y1.80 %5.00 %Y1 IslamBullom So   
DeafY3.00 %13.00 %4 IslamSierra Leone Sign Language   
Fula Jalon185,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamPularP
Fula Jalon
M
Fula Jalon of Sierra Leone
T
Fulani, Krio49,000Y0.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamPularP
Fulani, Krio
M
Fulani, Krio of Sierra Leone
T
Gola13,000Y0.60 %3.00 %Y1 IslamGolaP
Gola
M
Gola of Sierra Leone
T
Greek1,0000.40 %91.00 %3 ChristianityGreekP
Greek
 T
Kissi, Northern52,000Y16.30 %20.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKissi, NorthernP
Kissi, Northern
 T
Kissi, Southern111,000Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKisi, SouthernP
Kissi, Southern
  
Kono267,000Y1.00 %12.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKono   
Krim, Kimi17,000Y20.00 %24.00 %5 IslamMende   
Krio, Creole683,000Y5.00 %45.00 %4 ChristianityKrioP
Krio, Creole
 T
Kru12,000Y4.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityKlao   
Kuranko351,000Y0.00 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsKurankoP
Kuranko
M
Kuranko of Sierra Leone
T
Limba, East600Y3.00 %15.00 %4 IslamLimba, East   
Limba, West435,000Y1.00 %14.00 %2 IslamLimba, West-Central   
Loko, Landogo175,000Y0.90 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsLokoP
Loko, Landogo
M
Loko, Landogo of Sierra Leone
T
Maninka, Eastern137,000Y1.30 %3.00 %Y1 IslamManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
M
Maninka, Eastern of Sierra Leone
T
Mende, Boumpe2,010,000Y7.00 %13.00 %4 IslamMendeP
Mende, Boumpe
  
Sherbro, Southern Bullom175,000Y5.70 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSherbro   
South Asian, general13,0000.20 %4.00 %Y1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Susu156,000Y0.01 %0.01 %Y1 IslamSusuP
Susu
M
Susu of Sierra Leone
T
Temne1,540,000Y3.20 %7.00 %4 IslamThemneP
Temne
M
Temne of Sierra Leone
T
Temne-Banta59,000Y0.00 %4.00 %Y1 IslamThemneP
Temne-Banta
M
Temne-Banta of Sierra Leone
T
Vai20,000Y2.50 %4.00 %4 IslamVaiP
Vai
M
Vai of Sierra Leone
T
Yalunka, Yalun Soso39,000Y4.40 %6.00 %4 IslamYalunkaP
Yalunka, Yalun Soso
 T
Yoruba5,3003.00 %47.00 %4 ChristianityYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Total People Groups:   30 6,563,000 25     11     21 10 15
Unclassified / Other Individuals 29,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 6,592,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Sierra Leone – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 11 36.7 % 1,145,000 17.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 4 13.3 % 853,000 13.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 3.3 % 1,000 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 12 40.0 % 4,494,000 68.5 %
  5 - Significantly reached 2 6.7 % 69,000 1.1 %
Totals 30   6,563,000  


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.
Sierra Leone – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Arab, Lebanese
40,000


Bassa
7,200


British
2,300


Fula Jalon
185,000


Fulani, Krio
49,000


Gola
13,000


Greek
1,000


Kissi, Northern
52,000


Kissi, Southern
111,000


Krio, Creole
683,000


Kuranko
351,000


Loko, Landogo
175,000


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Maninka, Eastern
137,000


Mende, Boumpe
2,010,000


South Asian, general
13,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Susu
156,000


Temne
1,540,000


Temne-Banta
59,000


Vai
20,000


Yalunka, Yalun Soso
39,000


Yoruba
5,300

Sierra Leone People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Sierra Leone – 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
Bassabsq10Complete
Bullom Sobuy11Portions
Englisheng10Complete
Golagol11Portions
Greekell10Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Kisi, Southernkss10NT
Kissi, Northernkqs10Complete
Klaoklu10Complete
Konokno10NT
Kriokri10NT
Kurankoknk11Complete
Limba, Eastlma10None
Limba, West-Centrallia10NT
Lokolok11NT
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Mendemen31Complete
Pularfuf22NT
Sherbrobun10Need?
Sierra Leone Sign Languagesgx10None
Sususus11NT
Themnetem21NT
Vaivai10NT
Yalunkayal10Complete
Yorubayor10Complete
Totals: 26 30 11   23 18 22 24 4
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Sierra Leone – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 4.0 %
(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.
Sierra Leone – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Sierra Leone. Ministries in the Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
African LeadershipSmall
CityTeam MinistriesSmall
Free Gospel ChurchMedium
Global FellowshipMedium
International Christian MinistriesMedium
International Gospel OutreachMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
LifeWindMedium
Map InternationalMedium
TearFund UKLarge
World Partners USAMedium
World ReliefLarge
World Relief CanadaSmall
World Relief USAMedium
Ministries Listed:  14
 
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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Sierra Leone – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 6,563,000
Percent Urbanization 40 %
Total People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 11
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageKrio
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 13.3%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 4.0%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.374 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
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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