• PEOPLE NAME: JOLA OF GUINEA-BISSAU

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic-Jola

Language: Jola-Fonyi - (dyo)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Guinea-Bissau

Also found in: France; Gambia; Mauritania; Senegal

Population: 60,000

Global Population: 537,700


PEID: 42198

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 Guinea-Bissau, numbering 60,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic-Jola people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 537,700 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Jola-Fonyi. The primary religion practiced by the Jola is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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