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Deaf in Gambia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
23,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Gambia

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Introduction / History
Many Deaf in Gambia are unemployed. More Deaf couples marry each other now.

Education for the Deaf is limited in Gambia. Many families and Gambian society in general have little understanding of the Deaf and do not believe education will help them. There is no disability support in the Gambia.

The Gambian Deaf who do work are usually in unskilled work such as selling newspapers. There is only one school for the Deaf in Gambia and this is near the capital Banjul. It is difficult for those in rural regions to get to the school. Two teachers now travel to villages and towns to help the deaf and support teachers.

Gambian Sign Language is used as communication for the Deaf.

Prayer Points
* Pray that those Christians who can communicate with the Gambian Deaf will help lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the well-being of the Deaf in Gambia.


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Country: Gambia
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
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People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 23,000
Population all Countries: 46,968,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Language unknown (23,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity4.48 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions5.60 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam89.49 % 
Non-Religious0.07 % 
Other / Small0.35 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Deaf in Gambia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Deaf     Africa, West and Central    
      Deaf Gambia    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Deaf in Gambia          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Language unknown  
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