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Major Religions
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Region West and Central Africa     Buddhism 0.0 %   Anglican 0.0 %
Population 15,187,000 Peoples population sum   Christianity 19.1 %   Independent 2.1 %
Population Growth Rate 2.68 % Operation World 2001      (Evangelical 8.3 %)     Orthodox 0.0 %
# People Groups 79     Ethnic Religions 28.0 %   Protestant 42.1 %
# Unreached People Groups 28 (35% of all groups)     Hinduism 0.0 %   Roman Catholic 55.5 %
Primary National Language French     Islam 52.0 %   Other 0.3 %
10/40 Window Yes 10/40 Window map   Non-Religious 0.7 %  
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Development Status Low Low-Medium-High (UN)   Other / Small 0.0 %  
Human Development Index 0.317 0=low to 1=high (UN)   Unknown 0.0 %    
Persecution Ranking Not ranked 1=high to 50=low (OD)  
Country Progress Level 3.2      
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(Country religion data is summation of peoples religion data)
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Population % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Bambara, Bamanakan4,1001.80 %4.00 %Y1.2 IslamBamanankan
Bariba16,0003.90 %10.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsBaatonum
Berber, Arabized16,0000.04 %0.04 %Y1.2 IslamArabic, Algerian Spoken
Biali, Bialaba2,5004.70 %8.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsBiali
Birifor, Northern169,0006.00 %16.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsBirifor, Malba
Ble, Jalkunan1,3000.20 %5.00 %Y1.2 IslamJalkunan
Bobo Fing52,00012.50 %27.00 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsKonabere
Bobo Madare398,0000.01 %0.02 %Y1.2 IslamBobo Madare, Southern
Bolon23,0001.45 %3.00 %Y1.2 IslamBolon
Bomu, Bwa, Red Bobo93,00012.00 %28.00 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsBomu
Bozo, Tieyaxo2,5000.00 %0.00 %Y1.1 IslamBozo, Tieyaxo
British6070.00 %3.2 ChristianityEnglish
Buamu238,00014.00 %33.00 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsBuamu
Busansi, Bissa460,00011.00 %25.00 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsBissa
Bwamu, Laa Laa88,00014.00 %28.30 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsBwamu, Laa Laa
Bwamu, Twi31,00014.00 %28.30 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsBwamu, Cwi
Dagaari Dioula, Wala28,0000.06 %0.10 %Y1.2 IslamDagaari Dioula
Dagara410,0000.01 %25.00 %2.2 Ethnic ReligionsDagara, Northern
DeafUnknown8.00 %18.36 %3.2 UnknownLanguage Unknown
Dogon, Jamsay17,0006.50 %21.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsDogon, Tomo Kan
Dogose, Doghosie33,0001.00 %5.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsDogose
Dogoso12,0001.00 %5.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsDogoso
Dyan, Dian23,0005.00 %10.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsDyan
Dzuun, Samogo19,0000.10 %Y1.2 IslamDzuungoo
English-Speaking, generic60032.00 %80.00 %4.2 ChristianityEnglish
Ewe29,00012.00 %80.00 %4.1 ChristianityEwe
French6,8000.70 %72.00 %2.2 ChristianityFrench
Fulani, Gorgal5,8000.10 %0.10 %Y1.2 IslamFulfulde, Western Niger
Fulani, Gurmanche878,0000.20 %0.70 %Y1.2 IslamFulfulde, Western Niger
Fulani, Jelgooji293,0000.07 %0.10 %Y1.2 IslamFulfulde, Western Niger
Fulani, Maasina7,1000.15 %0.20 %Y1.2 IslamFulfulde, Maasina
Gouin, Cerma102,0007.50 %14.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsCerma
Gurenne, Ninkare, Frafra41,0002.50 %6.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsFarefare
Gurma, Bigulimanceba789,0007.00 %15.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsGourmanchema
Hausa2,2000.10 %0.10 %Y1.2 IslamHausa
Jotoni, Jowulu1,1001.60 %3.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsJowulu
Jula, Dyula274,0000.02 %0.02 %Y1.2 IslamJula
Kaan, Gan10,0004.00 %6.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsKaansa
Karaboro, Eastern52,0002.90 %10.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsKaraboro, Eastern
Karaboro, Western49,0002.00 %4.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsKaraboro, Western
Kasem, Kasena163,0008.50 %12.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsKasem
Khe2,6001.50 %3.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsKhe
Khisa, Komono5,0004.00 %5.00 %3.1 IslamKhisa
Kolsi, Ko, Winye26,0004.50 %8.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsWinye
Kurumfe, Fulse234,0007.00 %13.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsKoromfe
Kusaal, Western23,0002.90 %10.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsKusaal
Lela, Lyele215,0004.80 %14.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsLyele
Lobi, Lobiri474,0002.00 %5.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsLobi
Maninka, Malinke122,0001.20 %1.50 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsManinkakan, Eastern
Marka, Dafing217,0005.50 %14.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsMarka
Moba, Moab2,9002.70 %7.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsMoba
Mossi, Moore7,663,00012.00 % 26.00 % 4.1 IslamMoore
Natioro, Natyoro4,0001.60 %5.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsNatioro
Nuna, Nuni81,0006.00 %16.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsNuni, Northern
Nuna, Nunuma214,0008.00 %18.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsNuni, Southern
Pana, Sama6,8000.40 %4.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsPana
Pwo, Pwe18,0004.20 %7.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsPhuie
Samo, Kalemse, Samoma19,0001.40 %10.00 %2.2 Ethnic ReligionsKalamse
Samo, Maya, Sanan-Bangass50,0009.50 %20.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, Maya
Samo, Northwestern, Samo 155,0008.70 %20.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, Matya
Samo, Southern, Sanan-Tom115,0009.50 %20.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, Southern
Seemogo20,00012.00 %25.00 %4.1 Ethnic ReligionsSeeku
Senoufo, Central46,0003.00 %8.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, Sicite
Senoufo, Nanerige98,0002.80 %10.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, Nanerige
Senoufo, Niangolo74,0001.55 %8.00 %2.2 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, Senara
Siamou, Seme26,0001.00 %6.00 %2.2 Ethnic ReligionsSiamou
Sininkere, Silanke7,9004.50 %6.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsSininkere
Sissala22,00010.00 %16.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsSissala
Songhai-Humburi Senni164,0000.18 %0.40 %Y1.2 IslamSonghay
Tenbo, Loron3,0000.50 %3.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsTeen
Tiefo20,0004.50 %6.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsTiefo
Toussian, Northern29,0002.70 %5.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsToussian, Northern
Toussian, Southern29,0003.80 %8.00 %3.1 Ethnic ReligionsToussian, Southern
Tuareg, Tamacheq40,0000.08 %0.08 %Y1.2 IslamTamasheq
Turka, Tyurama50,0009.00 %12.00 %3.2 Ethnic ReligionsTurka
Vige, Viemo11,0001.40 %5.00 %Y1.2 Ethnic ReligionsViemo
Wara7,0000.60 %7.00 %2.2 Ethnic ReligionsWara
Yoruba53,0007.50 %45.00 %3.2 IslamYoruba
Zerma, Dyerma1,1000.20 %0.20 %Y1.2 IslamZarma
Total People Groups:   7915,187,000283.2 435033
Unclassified / Other Individuals26,000
UN Country Population (2008)15,213,000
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  • Discrepancies may exist between "Other Progress Indicators" because of the varying sources of information.
  • Percentages may be printed as '0.00%' because of space limitations, but some are slightly greater than zero.
  • The exactness of the above numbers can be misleading. Numbers can vary by several percentage points or more.
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  • As on-site realities are understood, barriers of acceptance may be found in many of the larger people groups that will require multiple distinct church planting efforts.
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