• PEOPLE NAME: JOLA OF SENEGAL

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic-Jola

Language: Jola-Fonyi - (dyo)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Senegal

Also found in: France; Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Mauritania

Population: 336,000

Global Population: 484,100


PEID: 14234

ROP: 102625

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Jola of Senegal, numbering 336,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic-Jola people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 484,100 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Jola-Fonyi. The primary religion practiced by the Jola is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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