• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ATLANTIC


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 55

Population: 6,916,440

Unreached people groups: 44

UPG population: 5,087,440

Unengaged UPGs: 14

UUPG population: 99,990

Number of countries: 12


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: Situated along a coastal strip stretching from the Senegal River down into Liberia some 750 miles away, the Atlantic people cluster encompasses a number of comparatively small ethnic groups who speak Senegalo-Guinean languages. These groups, varying in size from 250,000 to just a few hundred, are surrounded by the larger Fula, Wolof, and Mande peoples.

  -- W. A. A. Wilson, "Atlantic", in The Niger-Congo Languages, Edited by John Bendor-Samuel. Lanham, Maryland: University Press (1989), pp. 81-83.

Peoples within this cluster: Badyara; Bainouk, Gunyuno; Balanta, Kentohe; Banta; Banyun; Bassari; Biafada; Bijogo; Bom; Bullom; Ganja; Gola; Guinean; Kasanga; Kissi; Kissi, Southern; Kobiana; Konyagi; Krim; Landoma; Limba, East; Mandyak; Mankanya; Nalu; Papel; Pukur, Baga Binari; Sereer; Sherbro; Tanda-Mayo; Temne; Yimba, Limba

Countries where they are found: Belgium; Cabo Verde; Canada; France; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Netherlands; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Spain


People groups: 55

Population: 6,916,440

Unreached people groups: 44

UPG population: 5,087,440

Unengaged UPGs: 14

UUPG population: 99,990

Number of countries: 12