Republic of The Gambia is a sliver of a country in northwest Africa, the smallest on the mainland (15-30 miles wide on either side of the Gambia river).  It is almost completely surrounded by Senegal with the exception being a small Atlantic coastline.  The country itself surrounds the Gambia river which runs the length of the country.  The economy is heavily dependent on the growth and export of peanuts.  

It has a population of 2.2 million souls, 96% of which are muslim.  While English is the official language, few actually speak it.  Mandingo is the most spoken language in the country spoken by 38% of the population.  Fula would be the second most spoken indigenous language spoken by another 21% of the population.  Then another 18% of the population speak Wolof.  In fact, 75% of the population of Banjul, the capital, speak Wolof as their first language.   

Polygamy and poverty are very prevalent amongst the people while almost 60% of the population is under the age of 25yrs old.  Another great thing about The Gambia is that even though there is a majority muslim population there is still some religious freedom to be able to reach these dear people.  The only thing lacking here is laborers for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2.2 million people

majority muslim