Country: Mali

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

44 (59.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

20,751,000

Population in Unreached

18,981,000 (91.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.80%

% Evangelical

0.66%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.5%
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, Saharan 51,000 97,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 6,206,000 6,574,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.10 % 124
Banka 8,600 8,600 Bankagooma Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 51,000 121,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bobo Fing 37,000 109,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.90 % -
 Bolon 12,000 46,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 2.10 % -
 Bozo, Kelenga 42,000 42,000 Bozo, Kelengaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bozo, Sorogoye 358,000 400,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 7
 Bozo, Tegue 296,000 299,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
 Bozo, Tiemacewe 7,400 7,400 Bozo, Tiemacewe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,400 54,223,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
 Deaf 209,000 48,207,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 4
 Dogon, Ampari 10,000 10,000 Dogon, Ampari Islam 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Ana Tinga 800 800 Dogon, Ana Tinga Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Bangi Me 3,500 3,500 Bangime Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Dogon, Bankan Tey 2,500 2,500 Dogon, Bankan Tey Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Ben Tey 5,000 5,000 Dogon, Ben Tey Islam 10.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Bondum Dom 50,000 50,000 Dogon, Bondum Dom Islam 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Bunoge 1,600 1,600 Dogon, Bunoge Islam 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Dogul Dom 32,000 32,000 Dogon, Dogul Dom Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
Dogon, Donno So 92,000 92,000 Dogon, Donno So Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Dogon, Jamsay 263,000 264,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 11.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Mombo 49,000 49,000 Dogon, Mombo Islam 8.00 % 2.40 % -
 Dogon, Nanga Dama 4,100 4,100 Dogon, Nanga Dama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Tebul Ure 5,200 5,200 Dogon, Tebul Ure Islam 12.00 % 0.40 % -
Dogon, Tene Kan 257,000 257,000 Dogon, Tene Kan Islam 10.00 % 3.30 % -
Dogon, Tiranige Diga 8,100 8,100 Dogon, Tiranige Diga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dogon, Tombo 115,000 115,000 Dogon, Tommo So Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 270,000 320,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.60 % -
Dogon, Toro So 101,000 101,000 Dogon, Toro So Islam 8.00 % 3.10 % -
Dogon, Toro Tegu 5,900 5,900 Dogon, Toro Tegu Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Yanda Dom 3,500 3,500 Dogon, Yanda Dom Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
 Duun, Samogo 164,000 164,000 Duungooma Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 3
 French 19,000 50,605,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 116,000 6,519,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 86,000 811,000 Pulaar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Fulani, Maasina 1,291,000 1,823,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 26
 Fulani, Pulaar 284,000 1,652,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
 Ganadougou, Gana 174,000 174,000 Bamanankan Islam 15.00 % 0.60 % -
 Idaksahak 163,000 167,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Jahanka 8,400 123,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jotoni 19,000 21,000 Jowulu Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Jula, Dyula 118,000 5,073,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 2
 Kagoro 48,000 48,000 Kagoro Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Khasonke 891,000 907,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 2.50 % 0.63 % 18
Kurumfe, Fulse 7,900 335,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 484,000 4,122,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 10
 Maninka, Kita 539,000 539,000 Maninkakan, Kita Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 11
 Maninka, Western 604,000 2,455,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 12
 Marka, Dafing 63,000 258,000 Marka Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Moor 51,000 4,617,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 51,000 12,799,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.80 % -
 Pana, Sama 7,700 17,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
Red Bobo, Bwa 306,000 436,000 Bomu Islam 5.00 % 0.00 % 6
Samo, Kalemse 3,100 29,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Samo, Samo Matya 1,300 218,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
 Seemogo 5,800 29,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 0.10 % -
 Senoufo, Central 4,500 69,000 Senoufo, Sicite Islam 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Senoufo, Mamara 1,436,000 1,436,000 Senoufo, Mamara Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 29
 Senoufo, Shempire 23,000 198,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.15 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 520,000 624,000 Senoufo, Supyire Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 10
Senoufo, Syenara 210,000 210,000 Senoufo, Syenara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.84 % -
 Siamou 38,000 63,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Humburi 30,000 43,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Koyra 397,000 397,000 Songhay, Koyra Chiini Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 8
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,081,000 2,038,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 22
 Soninke 1,787,000 2,849,000 Soninke Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 36
Tondi Songway 5,800 5,800 Tondi Songway Kiini Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 459,000 1,604,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 469,000 775,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Wassulu 203,000 304,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 4
 Wolof 4,100 6,332,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Yalunka 17,000 202,000 Yalunka Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Zarma 2,300 4,742,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
  Totals:  74 20,751,000         44 2.80 % 0.66 % 390 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 105,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 20,856,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Bamako 2,473,000
Gao 744,000
Kayes 2,730,000
Kidal 93,000
Koulikoro 3,306,000
Menaka 54,000
Mopti 2,785,000
Segou 3,194,000
Sikasso 3,590,000
Timbuktu 932,000
Provinces:  10 19,901,000
UN Country Population 20,856,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,397.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 3,731.4 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 999.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 556.5 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
20,751,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bamanankan bam 3 2 Complete Bible
Bangime dba 1 0 Translation Needed
Bankagooma bxw 1 1 Translation Started
Bolon bof 1 0 Translation Needed
Bomu bmq 1 1 Complete Bible
Bozo, Jenaama bze 1 1 Bible Portions
Bozo, Kelengaxo bzx 1 1 Translation Started
Bozo, Tiemacewe boo 1 1 Translation Needed
Bozo, Tieyaxo boz 1 1 Bible Portions
Dogon, Ampari aqd 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Ana Tinga dti 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Bankan Tey dbw 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Ben Tey dbt 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Bondum Dom dbu 1 0 Translation Started
Dogon, Bunoge dgb 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Dogul Dom dbg 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Donno So dds 1 0 New Testament
Dogon, Jamsay djm 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogon, Mombo dmb 1 0 Translation Started
Dogon, Nanga Dama nzz 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tebul Ure dtu 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tene Kan dtk 1 0 Translation Started
Dogon, Tiranige Diga tde 1 1 Translation Needed
Dogon, Tommo So dto 1 1 Bible Portions
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogon, Toro So dts 1 0 Complete Bible
Dogon, Toro Tegu dtt 1 0 Translation Needed
Dogon, Yanda Dom dym 1 0 Translation Needed
Duungooma dux 1 1 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 New Testament
Hassaniyya mey 3 3 Bible Portions
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jowulu jow 1 0 New Testament
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Kagoro xkg 1 1 Translation Needed
Kalamse knz 1 0 Bible Portions
Konabere bbo 1 0 Complete Bible
Koromfe kfz 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Kita mwk 1 1 Bible Portions
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Marka rkm 1 0 Bible Portions
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Pana pnq 1 1 Translation Started
Pulaar fuc 2 2 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Samo, Matya stj 1 0 Translation Started
Seeku sos 1 0 Translation Started
Senoufo, Mamara myk 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Shempire seb 1 0 Translation Needed
Senoufo, Sicite sep 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Supyire spp 1 1 New Testament
Senoufo, Syenara shz 1 0 Translation Started
Siamou sif 1 1 Bible Portions
Songhay, Humburi Senni hmb 1 1 New Testament
Songhay, Koyra Chiini khq 1 1 New Testament
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Tadaksahak dsq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 New Testament
Tamasheq taq 1 1 New Testament
Tebul Sign Language tsy 1 1 Translation Needed
Tondi Songway Kiini tst 1 1 Translation Needed
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Xaasongaxango kao 1 1 New Testament
Yalunka yal 1 1 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 69 74 44   12 21 30 45 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
2.8 %
Ethnic Religions
9.2 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
87.8 %
Non-Religious
0.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
23.2 %
Roman Catholic
74.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Mali Statistics
People Groups 74
Unreached People Groups 44  (59.5%)
Population 20,751,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 18,981,000  (91.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 390
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 42%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code ML
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 33%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,903,000
Persecution Ranking 28 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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