Country: Guinea-Bissau

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

19 (54.3%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

2,081,000

Population in Unreached

995,000 (47.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

11.63%

% Evangelical

2.03%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

6.2%
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, Syrian 1,600 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Badyara 6,300 22,000 Badyara Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
Bainouk, Gunyuno 12,000 12,000 Bainouk-Gunyuno Islam 15.00 % 1.50 % -
 Balanta, Ganja 2,100 132,000 Balanta-Ganja Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Balanta, Kentohe 420,000 484,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.37 % -
 Balanta, Mane 32,000 32,000 Balanta-Kentohe Islam 0.30 % 0.15 % 1
Balanta, Naga 14,000 14,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 3.50 % -
Balanta, Nyakra 16,000 16,000 Balanta-Kentohe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Bambara 2,200 7,095,000 Bamanankan Islam 0.90 % 0.50 % 1
 Bassari 600 42,000 Oniyan Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Biafada 61,000 61,000 Biafada Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bijogo 40,000 40,000 Bidyogo Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 3.50 % -
 Cape Verdean 2,600 809,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 96.00 % 6.00 % -
 Crioulo, Upper Guinea 282,000 534,000 Guinea-Bissau Creole Christianity 52.00 % 5.58 % -
 Deaf 21,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 10.90 % -
 French 1,200 50,354,000 French Christianity 64.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Pulaar 363,000 2,950,000 Pulaar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Fulbe 2,100 5,269,000 Pular Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jahanka 10,000 127,000 Jahanka Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Jola-Bayote 6,100 33,000 Bayot Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Jola-Felupe 8,000 11,000 Jola-Felupe Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Jola-Fonyi 700 495,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kasanga, Haal 900 900 Mandinka Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 25.00 % -
Kobiana 900 1,400 Kobiana Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mandinka 192,000 2,319,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 4
 Mandyak, Manjaco 254,000 488,000 Mandjak Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.84 % 5
 Maninka, Western 21,000 2,292,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Mankanya 60,000 109,000 Mankanya Ethnic Religions 24.00 % 2.00 % -
 Maswanka, Kunante 21,000 24,000 Mansoanka Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nalu 12,000 24,000 Nalu Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Papel 187,000 195,000 Papel Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.60 % -
 Portuguese 5,900 19,699,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 3.00 % -
 Soninke 6,100 3,021,000 Soninke Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Susu 6,000 2,634,000 Susu Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Wolof 10,000 6,447,000 Wolof Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
  Totals:  35 2,081,000         19 11.63 % 2.03 % 32 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 25,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 2,106,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Bafatá 266,000
Biombo 123,000
Bissau 491,000
Bolama 44,000
Cacheu 244,000
Gabú 274,000
Oio 285,000
Quinara 81,000
Tombali 120,000
Provinces:  9 1,928,000
UN Country Population 2,106,000
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Badyara pbp 1 1 Translation Started
Bainouk-Gunyuno bab 1 0 Translation Needed
Balanta-Ganja bjt 1 1 Bible Portions
Balanta-Kentohe ble 4 1 New Testament
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Bayot bda 1 1 Bible Portions
Biafada bif 1 1 Translation Needed
Bidyogo bjg 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guinea-Bissau Creole pov 1 0 Complete Bible
Jahanka jad 1 1 Translation Started
Jola-Felupe eja 1 1 Bible Portions
Jola-Fonyi dyo 1 1 New Testament
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kobiana kcj 1 0 Translation Needed
Mandinka mnk 2 1 Complete Bible
Mandjak mfv 1 1 New Testament
Maninkakan, Western mlq 1 1 Bible Portions
Mankanya knf 1 0 New Testament
Mansoanka msw 1 0 Bible Portions
Nalu naj 1 1 Translation Started
Oniyan bsc 1 1 New Testament
Papel pbo 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pulaar fuc 1 1 New Testament
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Susu sus 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 31 35 19   6 13 23 30 4
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Guinea-Bissau Statistics
People Groups 35
Unreached People Groups 19  (54.3%)
Population 2,081,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 995,000  (47.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 11.6%
Percent Evangelical 2.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 6.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 32
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 43%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code PU
Official Language(s) PortugueseGuinea-Bissau Creole
Literacy Rate 60%
Estimated Illiterate Population 832,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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