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Gambia – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Arab, Lebanese3,2000.50 %35.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Balanta, Kentohe46,0004.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBalanta-KentoheP
Balanta, Kentohe
 T
Bambara10,0000.10 %0.40 %1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
  
Banyun4,7000.20 %4.00 %1 IslamBainouk-GunyaamoloP
Banyun
  
British2,2008.00 %61.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Crioulo, Upper Guinea22,0007.50 %70.00 %4 ChristianityCrioulo, Upper Guinea   
Deaf23,000Y4.48 %1 IslamLanguage unknownP
Deaf
 T
French9001.00 %64.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Fulakunda437,000Y0.05 %0.05 %1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Fulakunda
M
Fulani, Fulakunda of Gambia
T
Fulani, Pulaar7,400Y0.10 %0.20 %1 IslamPulaarP
Fulani, Pulaar
M
Fulani, Pulaar of Gambia
T
Fulup, Jola-Bayote1,1001.00 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsBayotP
Fulup, Jola-Bayote
  
Hausa11,0000.20 %0.50 %1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
  
Igbo6,5005.00 %79.00 %4 ChristianityIgboP
Igbo
  
Jahanka5,3000.05 %0.10 %1 IslamJahankaP
Jahanka
M
Jahanka of Gambia
T
Jola-Fonyi99,000Y4.00 %7.00 %4 IslamJola-FonyiP
Jola-Fonyi
M
Jola-Fonyi of Gambia
T
Jola-Karon68,0000.50 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKaronP
Jola-Karon
M
Jola-Karon of Gambia
T
Khasonke2,3000.00 %0.11 %1 IslamXaasongaxangoP
Khasonke
 T
Krio, Aku17,0007.50 %70.00 %4 ChristianityKrioP
Krio, Aku
 T
Mandingo, Mandinka847,000Y0.97 %1.10 %1 IslamMandinkaP
Mandingo, Mandinka
M
Mandingo, Mandinka of Gambia
T
Mandyak, Manjaco39,000Y0.30 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMandjakP
Mandyak, Manjaco
M
Mandyak, Manjaco of Gambia
 
Maninka, Eastern22,0000.15 %0.30 %1 IslamManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
 T
Maninka, Western4,900Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamManinkakan, WesternP
Maninka, Western
M
Maninka, Western of Gambia
T
Mankanya3,0003.00 %28.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMankanyaP
Mankanya
  
Maswanka, Kunante2,2000.15 %0.30 %1 IslamMansoanka  T
Moor33,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Moor
M
Moor of Gambia
T
Serer-Sine47,000Y2.00 %8.00 %2 IslamSerer-SineP
Serer-Sine
 T
Soninke230,000Y0.15 %0.40 %1 IslamSoninkeP
Soninke
M
Soninke of Gambia
T
Susu4,4000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSusuP
Susu
  
Wolof293,000Y0.11 %0.12 %1 IslamWolof, GambianP
Wolof
M
Wolof of Gambia
T
Yoruba11,0003.00 %27.00 %4 IslamYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Total People Groups:   30 2,303,000 10     16      28 11 18
Unclassified / Other Individuals 45,000  
UN Country Population (2019) 2,348,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Gambia – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 16 53.3 % 1,937,000 84.1 %
  2 - Minimally reached 5 16.7 % 158,000 6.9 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 3.3 % 900 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 8 26.7 % 207,000 9.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 30   2,303,000  


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

Arab, Lebanese
3,200


Balanta, Kentohe
46,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Bambara
10,000


Banyun
4,700


British
2,200


Deaf
23,000


French
900


© Copyrighted Photo
Fulani, Fulakunda
437,000


Fulani, Pulaar
7,400


Fulup, Jola-Bayote
1,100


Hausa
11,000


Igbo
6,500


© Copyrighted Photo
Jahanka
5,300


Jola-Fonyi
99,000


Jola-Karon
68,000


Khasonke
2,300


Krio, Aku
17,000


Mandingo, Mandinka
847,000


Mandyak, Manjaco
39,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Maninka, Eastern
22,000


Maninka, Western
4,900


Mankanya
3,000


Moor
33,000


Serer-Sine
47,000


Soninke
230,000


© Copyrighted Photo
Susu
4,400


Wolof
293,000


Yoruba
11,000

Gambia People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Gambia – 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
Bainouk-Gunyaamolobcz11Portions
Balanta-Kentoheble10Complete
Bamanankanbam11Complete
Bayotbda10Portions
Crioulo, Upper Guineapov10Complete
Englisheng10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Hassaniyyamey11Portions
Hausahau11Complete
Igboibo10Complete
Jahankajad11Trans Started
Jola-Fonyidyo10NT
Karonkrx10Portions
Kriokri10Complete
Language unknownxxx11Unspecified
Mandinkamnk11Complete
Mandjakmfv10Portions
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Maninkakan, Westernmlq11Portions
Mankanyaknf10NT
Mansoankamsw11Portions
Pulaarfuc22NT
Serer-Sinesrr10Complete
Soninkesnk11Portions
Sususus11Complete
Wolof, Gambianwof11Portions
Xaasongaxangokao11NT
Yorubayor10Complete
Totals: 29 30 16   27 15 24 28 4
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Gambia – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.9 %
(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.
Gambia – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Gambia. Ministries in the Gambia section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Africa, West and Central 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 Gambia   Ministries in Africa, West and Central
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Gambia – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 2,303,000
Percent Urbanization 61 %
Total People Groups 30
Unreached People Groups 16
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language English
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.6%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.9%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.452 (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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