Senegal SN

1,777,223

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

158,469

Indicated decisions 2014

15.0 million

Population

826,000

Christians
26,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Senegal
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    163/187
  • Internet Access

    21.96% (99th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    West-Atlantic (57.5%); Fulbe/Fulani (24.9%); Malinke (9.8%); Other African (4.6%); Arab-Berber (1.8%).
  • Common Languages

    French, Wolof is first language for 40% of population
  • Economy

    Mainly subsistence agriculture, with peanuts and phosphates being the main products.
    Poverty and high unemployment lead to a lot of illegal immigration to Europe.
    Much foreign aid for nation and money sent home from expatriates to help their families.
  • History / Politics

    Gained independence from France in 1960; Has had a multiparty democracy since 2000.
    Experienced conflict with a separatist movement in the southwest; hostilities mostly ended with peace agreement in 2004.
  • Spirituality

    Senegal has religious freedom and is open to all faiths, but Muslims seldom convert.
    Muslim Sufi brotherhoods are organized, wealthy, and have political power.
    About 85% of Muslims belong to one of these groups, which keeps the nation from being open.
    Most Christians in Senegal are Catholic and are known for their drinking, not their faith.
    More than 55% of the people are under 20 years old, and are more open to the Gospel.
  • Prayers

    Pray for more openness by Muslims to the true faith.
    Pray that there would be a revival in the Catholic faith.
    Pray for the openness of the youth in the country.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.