Religious education in Senegal

Authored by: Fatou Camara , Abdourahmane Seck

The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415536301
eBook ISBN: 9780203106075
Adobe ISBN: 9781136256424

10.4324/9780203106075.ch40

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Abstract

Senegal is a multilingual 2 and multi-ethnic country of 75,749 square miles located in the most western part of Africa. According to the census data of 2007, Senegal has a population of 12,521,851. Senegal’s population is predominantly Muslim (94 percent). There are also Christians, mostly Roman Catholics (4 percent). The indigenous faith and other religions account for 2 percent of the population. 3

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