Country: Mali

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

45 (60.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

20,156,000

Population in Unreached

18,457,000 (91.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

2.8%

% 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 50,000 95,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 6,026,000 6,375,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.10 % 121
Banka 8,300 8,300 Bankagooma Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Bedouin, Berabish 50,000 118,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bobo Fing 36,000 106,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.90 % -
 Bolon 11,000 44,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 2.10 % -
 Bozo, Kelenga 41,000 41,000 Bozo, Kelengaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bozo, Sorogoye 347,000 387,000 Bozo, Jenaama Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 7
 Bozo, Tegue 287,000 290,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 6
 Bozo, Tiemacewe 7,100 7,100 Bozo, Tiemacewe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 1,300 53,901,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 203,000 47,601,000 Tebul Sign Language Islam 2.64 % 4
 Dogon, Ampari 9,700 9,700 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 3,400 3,400 Bangime Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
Dogon, Bankan Tey 2,500 2,500 Dogon, Bankan Tey Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Ben Tey 4,800 4,800 Dogon, Ben Tey Islam 10.00 % 0.10 % -
Dogon, Bondum Dom 49,000 49,000 Dogon, Bondum Dom Islam 10.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Bunoge 1,600 1,600 Dogon, Bunoge Islam 12.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Dogul Dom 31,000 31,000 Dogon, Dogul Dom Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
Dogon, Donno So 89,000 89,000 Dogon, Donno So Islam 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Dogon, Jamsay 256,000 257,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 11.00 % 3.00 % -
Dogon, Mombo 47,000 47,000 Dogon, Mombo Islam 8.00 % 2.40 % -
 Dogon, Nanga Dama 4,000 4,000 Dogon, Nanga Dama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dogon, Tebul Ure 5,000 5,000 Dogon, Tebul Ure Islam 12.00 % 0.40 % -
Dogon, Tene Kan 250,000 250,000 Dogon, Tene Kan Islam 10.00 % 3.30 % -
Dogon, Tiranige Diga 7,800 7,800 Dogon, Tiranige Diga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dogon, Tombo 112,000 112,000 Dogon, Tommo So Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 262,000 310,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.60 % -
Dogon, Toro So 98,000 98,000 Dogon, Toro So Islam 8.00 % 3.10 % -
Dogon, Toro Tegu 5,700 5,700 Dogon, Toro Tegu Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Dogon, Yanda Dom 3,400 3,400 Dogon, Yanda Dom Islam 10.00 % 0.30 % -
 Duun, Samogo 159,000 159,000 Duungooma Ethnic Religions 0.02 % 0.00 % 3
 French 19,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fula Jalon 113,000 6,339,000 Pular Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Fulani, Fouta Tooro 83,000 775,000 Pulaar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Fulani, Maasina 1,253,000 1,772,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 25
 Fulani, Pulaar 213,000 1,545,000 Pulaar Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 4
 Ganadougou, Gana 169,000 169,000 Bamanankan Islam 15.00 % 0.60 % -
 Idaksahak 158,000 161,000 Tadaksahak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Jahanka 8,100 120,000 Jahanka Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jotoni 18,000 20,000 Jowulu Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Jula, Dyula 115,000 4,928,000 Jula Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 2
 Kagoro 47,000 47,000 Kagoro Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Khasonke 865,000 880,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 2.50 % 0.63 % 17
Kurumfe, Fulse 7,600 326,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 % -
 Maninka, Eastern 470,000 4,008,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 9
 Maninka, Kita 523,000 523,000 Maninkakan, Kita Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 10
 Maninka, Western 587,000 2,391,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 12
 Marka, Dafing 61,000 251,000 Marka Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Moor 50,000 4,494,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 50,000 12,453,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.80 % -
 Pana, Sama 7,500 17,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
Red Bobo, Bwa 297,000 423,000 Bomu Islam 5.00 % 0.00 % 6
Samo, Kalemse 3,000 29,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Samo, Samo Matya 1,300 212,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
 Seemogo 5,600 28,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 0.10 % -
 Senoufo, Central 4,300 67,000 Senoufo, Sicite Islam 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Senoufo, Mamara 1,395,000 1,395,000 Senoufo, Mamara Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 28
 Senoufo, Shempire 22,000 193,000 Senoufo, Shempire Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.15 % -
 Senoufo, Supyire 504,000 605,000 Senoufo, Supyire Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 10
Senoufo, Syenara 204,000 204,000 Senoufo, Syenara Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.84 % -
 Siamou 37,000 61,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Humburi 29,000 41,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.30 % 0.00 % 1
 Songhai, Koyra 386,000 386,000 Songhay, Koyra Chiini Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 8
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,050,000 1,972,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.00 % 21
 Soninke 1,735,000 2,746,000 Soninke Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 35
Tondi Songway 5,600 5,600 Tondi Songway Kiini Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 446,000 1,550,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 456,000 754,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Wassulu 197,000 295,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 4
 Wolof 75,000 6,280,000 Wolof Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 2
 Yalunka 16,000 196,000 Yalunka Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Zarma 2,300 4,571,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
  Totals:  74 20,156,000         45 2.79 % 0.66 % 380 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 95,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 20,251,000                
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Provinces 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 20,251,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 1,427.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 3,800.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,020.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 568.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
20,156,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
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 1 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 Needed
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 Unspecified
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 45   12 19 30 45 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.7 %)
2.8 %
Ethnic Religions
9.6 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
87.4 %
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 45  (60.8%)
Population 20,156,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 18,457,000  (91.6%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 2.8%
Percent Evangelical 0.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 380
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 13,505,000
Persecution Ranking 29 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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