There are 8 main ethnic groups in Gambia each preserving its own language and traditions
The Mandinka ethnicity(35%) is the most numerous, followed by the Fula (30%), Wolof (11%), Jola/Karoninka (9%), Serahule/Jahanka (8%), Serers (3%).
Other minoritary groups are Manjago, Bambara, Aku Marabou, Bainunka.
The Krio people, locally known as Akus, constitute one of the smallest ethnic minorities in the Gambia. They descend from Sierra Leone Creole people and have traditionally concentrated in the capital.