Pray for Senegal

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Senegal, known for its rich diversity and political stability, serves as a cultural bridge between Africa and the Islamic world. Although it boasts an atmosphere of tolerance, it faces challenges. A largely agrarian economy, periodic droughts lead to urban migration, sparking social issues like substance abuse. Sending children to beg in the streets further compounds issues.

Despite its strong Islamic presence, Senegal upholds religious freedom, allowing Christians to worship freely and share the Gospel. The translation of the New Testament into multiple languages and open hearts suggest a growing Christian influence. God’s transformative work in Senegal is evident amid these challenges.

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map of Senegal in West Africa

Fast Facts

Capital City: Dakar

Population: 17.7 million (81% unreached)

People Groups: 55

Unreached People Groups: 26

Frontier People Groups: 8

10/40 Window: Yes

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Major People Groups: 36% Wolof; 12% Fulakunda (Fula Cunda); 11% Serer-Sine; 7% Tukulor (Takarir); 6% Mandinka (Mandingo, Sose)

Major Religions: Islam 91%, Chrisitan 5%, Ethnic 3%

Language: Wolof, Fulah

GDP Per Capita: $3,300

Literacy Rate: 52%

Did you know? Senegal is often referred to as the “Land of Teranga,” which means hospitality in the Wolof language. Senegalese people are known for their warm and welcoming nature.

Pray for the unreached people groups of Senegal

Below are the 10 largest unreached people groups in Senegal:


Name Religion Population
1. Wolof Islam 24,511,000
2. Fulani, Fulakunda Islam 3,471,000
3. Maninka, Western Islam 2,867,000
4. Fulani, Pulaar Islam 1,610,000
5. Mandinka Islam 1,297,000
6. Fulani, Toukaleur Islam 573,000
7. Soninke Islam 512,000
8. Wolof, Lebou Islam 384,000
9. Fulbe Islam 334,000
10. Moor Islam 308,000


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