Country: Gabon

Number of People Groups

49

People Groups Unreached

5

Total Population

1,741,000

Unreached Population

36,000

% Professing Christian

80.7%

% Evangelical

12.3 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab 3,500 985,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
Bakwele, Bekwil 3,500 17,000 Bekwel Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
Bandoumu, Minduumo 6,100 6,100 Ndumu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
Barama 11,000 11,000 Barama Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
Benga 1,400 5,700 Benga Christianity 92.0 % 5.0 %
 British 700 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Language Unknown Christianity 80.0 % 12.7 %
Duma, Aduma 14,000 14,000 Duma Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
Eshira, Chira 56,000 56,000 Sira Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Fang 668,000 1,330,000 Fang Christianity 82.0 % 11.0 %
 Fon 17,000 2,202,000 Fon Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
 French 7,400 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulani 7,000 4,419,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.5 % 0.2 %
Gun 17,000 830,000 Gun Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
 Hausa 10,000 39,764,000 Hausa Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Kaningi, Bakanike 11,000 11,000 Kaningi Christianity 82.0 % 1.5 %
Kele, Akele 13,000 13,000 Kele Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
Kota, Mekambo 47,000 61,000 Kota Christianity 80.0 % 20.0 %
Lumbu 28,000 32,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.0 % 5.0 %
Mahongwe 1,400 1,400 Mahongwe Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
Mbama, Mbamba 12,000 33,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.0 % 18.0 %
Mbangwe, Mbahouin 5,200 7,500 Mbangwe Christianity 67.0 % 2.0 %
Mbede 65,000 157,000 Mbere Christianity 91.0 % 9.0 %
Mbwisi, Bwisi 1,700 6,400 Bwisi Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
Mitsogo, Tsogo 29,000 29,000 Tsogo Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
Myene 66,000 66,000 Myene Christianity 85.0 % 10.0 %
Ndasa 3,600 11,000 Ndasa Christianity 78.0 % 5.0 %
Ngom, Angom 12,000 18,000 Ngom Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
 Nzebi, Njebi 148,000 169,000 Njebi Christianity 72.0 % 14.0 %
Okande, Kande 2,000 2,000 Kande Christianity 90.0 % 9.0 %
Pinji, Apindje 9,600 9,600 Pinji Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Pove, Bubi 9,300 9,300 Bubi Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
Punu, Puno 170,000 184,000 Punu Christianity 76.0 % 25.0 %
 Pygmy, Baka, Bayaka 5,800 60,000 Baka E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 1.0 %
Sake, Asake 1,500 1,500 Sake Christianity 80.0 % 6.0 %
Sangu, Masangu 30,000 30,000 Sangu Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
 Seki 5,300 22,000 Seki Christianity 90.0 % 1.1 %
Sighu 1,900 1,900 Sighu Christianity 84.0 % 10.0 %
Simba 5,700 5,700 Simba Christianity 80.0 % 8.0 %
Tchitchege 2,700 2,700 Tchitchege Christianity 95.0 % 9.0 %
Teke, Northern 103,000 178,000 Teke-Tege Christianity 99.0 % 17.0 %
Teke, Western, Tsaayi 48,000 175,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
Tsangui, Tsangi 12,000 33,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.0 % 22.0 %
Vili, Fioti 5,100 16,000 Vili Christianity 78.0 % 6.0 %
Vumbu 3,700 3,700 Vumbu Christianity 95.0 % 10.0 %
Wandji 15,000 15,000 Wandji Christianity 85.0 % 5.0 %
 Wolof 8,600 6,238,000 Wolof Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
Wumbvu 26,000 35,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.0 % 12.0 %
Yongho 9,400 9,400 Yangho Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
  Totals:  49 1,741,000 5       80.7 % 12.3 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 7,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 1,748,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.3 %)
80.7 %
Ethnic Religions
9.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
8.3 %
Non-Religious
1.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
21.8 %
Roman Catholic
57.6 %
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 Gabon. 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 Gabon
  • Christian ministry in Gabon
  • 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 Gabon or West and Central Africa. 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 West and Central Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large


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