Guinea-Bissau

This country uses the name of it’s capital city, Bissau, to distinguish it from it’s neighboring country of Guinea.  It is located on the western coast of Africa and is known for it’s national parks and wildlife.  The weather is generally tropical.  There are basically two seasons:  the hot and rainy season, and the hot, dry season.  

Guinea- Bissau has a population of almost 2 million people.  The city of Bissau serves as the capital of the country and is also the largest city with almost 400,000 souls.  Life expectancy is 53yrs of age, coming in far below the continent’s average.  A whopping 71% of the population is under the age of 29yrs.  

The country is home to around 20 African languages.  Some of the major languages spoken are Crioulo, Portuguese, Pular (a Fula language), and Mandingo.  The largest African ethnic group is the Fulani represented by many sub-groups.  Almost half the population is Muslim at 45%.   Christianity is said to make up 22% of the population but a majority of that is comprised of Roman Catholics.  Both the Islam and Christianity of Guinea-Bissau have been mixed with African traditional beliefs.  

The land seems ripe for a church planting missionary to take the pure gospel of Jesus Christ, make disciples, and plant Bible believing churches!

almost 2 million people

45% muslim