Area: 196,722 sq km
Mainland Africa’s most westerly state: arid, with few natural resources.
Population: 12,860,717 Annual Growth: 2.66%
Official language: French. Language of wider communication, Wolof; spoken as a first language by around 40% of the population Languages: 46 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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The Casamance region in the south has been troubled for many years by groups who are, at times, separatists, but often mere bandits. The Casamance is separated from most of Senegal by geography (separated by Gambia), ethnic composition (Jola-dominated as opposed to Wolof) and even religion (significantly more animist and Christian sentiment in the south). Pray for long-term stability and peace as well as for sustained Christian ministry these are often disrupted by sporadic violence.
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