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Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – People Groups
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Population Least Reached Progress Scale # Peoples by Ctry # Unreached Peoples % Peoples Unreached Primary Religion Ethnic Code Photo
Wolof6,573,000Y1 1212100.0 % IslamNAB56cP
Wolof
Wolof, Lebou220,000Y1 22100.0 % IslamNAB56cP
Wolof, Lebou
Totals:  2 Peoples 6,793,000 2 1 14 14 100.0 %  Islam   2
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Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 14 100.0 % 6,793,000 100.0 %
  2 - Minimally reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 14   6,793,000  


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  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.
Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Wolof
6,573,000
in 12 Countries


Wolof, Lebou
220,000
in 2 Countries

Atlantic-Wolof People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – Profile
  • The Atlantic-Wolof cluster is formed simply, by including all people groups (named Wolof), speaking a Wolof language. This cluster is one of the 54 clusters within the Sub-Saharan Affinity Bloc.
  • The Wolof live primarily in Senegal and to a lesser extent, in Gambia. The Wolof culture and traditions of governance and caste have dominated portions of Senegal for the past 800 years. There has been a strong sense of caste within the culture, but this sense is lessening.
  • The Wolof are almost entirely Muslim, but their version of Islam is quite tolerant. The great majority are Sufi Muslims, which tend to emphasize spirituality and meditation.
  • Islam is practiced on two levels in Wolof society. The visible level is "orthodox" Islam with its ritual prayers, fasts and festivals. But at the heart of their beliefs and practices is folk Islam, a syncretistic mix of Sufi Islam and African traditional religion.
  • A strong sense of honor / dishonor pervades Wolof society. There is no greater way of humilating someone than to bring public dishonor to him. People are sometimes driven to accumulate large debts in order to meet community expectations and not be embarrased.
  • The Wolof highly value their language. Great importance is placed on poetry and proverbs, of which there are thousands. Workers working in the Wolof language should make every effort to master the language, since it is so important to the people.
Wolof
Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – Languages
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Wolofwol1313NT
Wolof, Gambianwof11Portions
Totals: 2 14 14   2 0 1 2 0
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Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – Religions
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Atlantic-Wolof Cluster – Details
 
Summary
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
Population 6,793,000
Peoples (by Country) 14
Gateway / Largest People Wolof
Languages 2
Largest Language Wolof
Primary Religion Islam
% Professing Christian 0.1%
% Evangelical 0.0%
Cluster Progress Level 1 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 14   6,793,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 7 (50.0%) 6,576,000 (96.8%)
Unreached Peoples 14 (100.0%) 6,793,000 (100.0%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
North America and Caribbean2(14.3%)67,000(1.0%)
West and Central Africa9(64.3%)6,603,000(97.2%)
Western Europe3(21.4%)123,000(1.8%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 0 (0.0%)
New Testament 13 (92.9%) 6,525,000 (96.1%)
Portions 14 (100.0%) 6,793,000 (100.0%)
Online Audio NT 0 (0.0%)
Jesus Film 13 (92.9%) 6,525,000 (96.1%)
Gospel Recordings 14 (100.0%) 6,793,000 (100.0%)
 

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