Country: French Guiana

Number of People Groups

24

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

249,000

Unreached Population

3,900

% Christian Adherent

80.9%

% Evangelical

5.5 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afro-Guyanese 3,700 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.0 % 12.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,300 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
Arawak, Lokono 400 Arawak Christianity 92.0 % 0.5 %
 Aukan, Ndjuka 19,000 Eastern Maroon Creole Christianity 90.0 % 6.0 %
Brazilian, White 7,600 Portuguese Christianity 91.0 % 26.3 %
Carib 1,600 Carib Christianity 70.0 % 12.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 91.0 % 0.0 %
Emerillon, Emerenon 600 Emerillon E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.6 %
Franco-Guianese, mixed 99,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 96.0 % 3.5 %
 French 20,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Guianese White 18,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 98.0 % 3.5 %
 Haitian 20,000 Haitian Christianity 97.0 % 16.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 13,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 12.0 % 4.0 %
 Hmong Njua 3,800 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.2 %
 Javanese, Caribbean 2,500 Javanese, Caribbean E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 4.0 %
 Jew, French 200 French E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Latin American Branco, Brazilian Mulatto 4,800 Portuguese Christianity 88.0 % 2.0 %
Palikur 500 Palikur Christianity 60.0 % 0.4 %
 Peruvian 700 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 11.6 %
 Saramaccan 5,100 Saramaccan Christianity 85.0 % 0.8 %
 Sarnami Hindi 10,000 Hindustani, Caribbean Hinduism 20.0 % 0.5 %
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 15,000 Sranan Christianity 88.0 % 9.0 %
 Wayampi, Oiapoque 1,000 Wayampi E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.3 %
Wayana 900 Wayana E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.7 %
  Totals:  24 249,000 2     80.9 % 5.5 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.5 %)
80.9 %
Ethnic Religions
6.9 %
Hinduism
2.4 %
Islam
1.4 %
Non-Religious
5.9 %
Other / Small Religions
2.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
9.2 %
Roman Catholic
87.5 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in French Guiana. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in French Guiana
  • Christian ministry in French Guiana
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in French Guiana or Central and South America. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In French Guiana Size
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Small

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