Deaf in Gambia

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Gambia's Deaf history is still new and in development. Sign Language was not officially recognized as a language until the 1990's when a missionary from Holland came and founded a school for the Deaf. There are born into Catholic family Christians but very few and many change to Muslim to be able to marry.

Where Are they Located?

The Deaf are scattered around The Gambia but many near Serrekunda or Banjul.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of them lack basic education or communication with their families. Some have been fortunate enough to be able to attend school and learn Gambian sign language. Work is difficult to find.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the Deaf label themselves Muslim (Sunni) and practice prayer and holiday celebrations. Out of all the Christians, there are about a little over 20 that we have accounted for.

Prayer Points

Church planting is underway among the Deaf in The Gambia. Pray the church will flourish.

Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Gambia.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Pronunciation def
Alternate Names
Population this Country 28,000
Population all Countries 49,661,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.48 %
Ethnic Religions
5.60 %
0.00 %
89.49 %
0.07 %
Other / Small
0.35 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Language unknown (28,000 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Language unknown (28,000 speakers)
Language Code xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Language unknown

Primary Language:  Language unknown

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Elvis Baker 
Profile Source Anonymous 
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