Wolof in Senegal

Unreached of the Day  5/01/2021

Wolof in Senegal

The French expanded into Senegal during the 1800s, making it a colony of French West Africa. In 1946, the Wolof of Senegal were awarded French citizenship and today many Wolof have their homes in France. The Wolof follow a complex code of behavior that is based on their social status. Intermarriage among the three classes is a very rare occurrence.

Ministry Obstacles

The Wolof generally have not been open to the Christian gospel. Pray this would change.

Outreach Ideas

Christian believers living to the south of Senegal may have access to the Wolof. Pray they be given a heart to attempt this.

Scripture Focus

"Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations."  Psalm 90:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group will make the Lord their “home” forever.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Wolof believers would become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families. Pray for the few Christian believers among the Wolof, that they would grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray they would represent him faithfully. Pray for the Wolof tribes of Senegal to have adequate health care and to be able to care properly for their families.



People Name Wolof
PronunciationWOE-loff
Country Senegal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 5,772,000
World Population 6,331,500
Language Wolof
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image