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Gambia, The

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Author(s): Johannes Buabeng-Baidoo
I. Social Facts The Republic of The Gambia has a population of about 1.74 million inhabitants, consisting of a variety of ethnic groups each maintaining its own language and traditions. The Mandika people form the largest ethnic group, followed by the Fula, Wollof, Jola, and Serahule. About 90% of the population is Muslim. The majority of the Muslim population are Sunni, constituting more than 90% of the Muslim population. The minority Muslim communities include the Ahmadiyya, the Tijani, the Bai Faal, and the Mourits Muslim communities. Christians and other religions make up the…