• PEOPLE NAME: LEBOU OF SENEGAL

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Atlantic-Wolof

Language: Wolof - (wol)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Senegal

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Population: 205,000

Global Population: 205,000


PEID: 42186

ROP: 114865

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Lebou of Senegal, numbering 205,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Atlantic-Wolof people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Senegal. Their primary language is Wolof. The primary religion practiced by the Lebou is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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