Country: Gambia

Number of People Groups

29

People Groups Unreached

14 (48.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,808,000

Population in Unreached

2,379,000 (84.7%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

3.65%

% Evangelical

0.90%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

8.9%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Arab, Lebanese 3,900 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 35.00 % 0.50 % -
 Bainouk, Gunyaamolo 35,000 73,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo Islam 4.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Balanta, Kentohe 3,500 504,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bambara 27,000 7,428,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 British 2,700 54,161,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 28,000 550,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 % -
 Deaf 28,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 4.48 % 1
 French 1,100 50,635,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 470,000 3,171,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 9
 Hausa 13,000 56,939,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Igbo 7,900 34,103,000 Igbo Christianity 79.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jahanka 6,400 133,000 Jahanka Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Jola-Bayote 1,300 35,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 % -
 Jola-Fonyi 146,000 522,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 7.00 % 4.00 % -
 Jola-Karon 82,000 96,000 Karon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Khasonke 2,800 1,044,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
 Krio, Aku 21,000 981,000 Krio Christianity 70.00 % 7.50 % -
 Mandinka 1,165,000 2,436,000 Mandinka Islam 1.10 % 0.97 % 23
 Mandyak, Manjaco 47,000 510,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 27,000 4,444,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
 Maninka, Western 5,600 2,415,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mankanya 2,600 115,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 3.00 % -
 Maswanka, Kunante 2,800 25,000 Mansoanka Islam 4.00 % 3.21 % -
 Moor 40,000 4,827,000 Hassaniyya Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Serer-Sine 65,000 1,829,000 Serer-Sine Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
  Totals:  29 2,808,000         14 3.65 % 0.90 % 53 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 34,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 2,842,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Banjul 46,000
Basse (Upper River) 350,000
Brikama (Western) 1,016,000
Janjanbureh 185,000
Kanifeng 556,000
Kerewan (North Bank) 325,000
Kuntaur 143,000
Mansakonko (Lower River) 120,000
Provinces:  8 2,741,000
UN Country Population 2,842,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bainouk-Gunyaamolo bcz 1 1 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 1 0 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bayot bda 1 0 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete Bible
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 0 New Testament
Karon krx 1 0 Bible Portions
Krio kri 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Mansoanka msw 1 0 Bible Portions
Pulaar fuc 1 1 New Testament
Serer-Sine srr 1 0 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Wolof, Gambian wof 1 1 Bible Portions
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 29 29 14   15 18 24 28 6
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Gambia Statistics
People Groups 29
Unreached People Groups 14  (48.3%)
Population 2,808,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 2,379,000  (84.7%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 3.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 8.9%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 53
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 61%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code GA
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 56%
Estimated Illiterate Population 1,236,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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