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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Mission activity in Senegal is changing significantly. Increasingly, workers and agencies arrive from Latin America and Africa to join the work of older and established missions such as NTM, WEC, YWAM, SIM, UWM, IMB and Finnish Lutherans. In 1936, WEC entered the Casamance among the Fulbe, in the 1950s among the Jola and Balanta and later the predominantly Muslim Senegal River Valley in the north. Today, over 50 church planting missions serve under the Fraternité &Eactue;vangélique du Senegal. SIL is an important presence, providing help in literacy, linguistic research and Bible translation in many language groups. Mission Inter-Senegal, a national mission organization, trains Senegalese evangelists and church planters to reach their own nation. Pray that many would answer the mission call and take advantage of the open doors of this increasingly Muslim nation.
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