Country: Gabon

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

5

Total Population

1,708,000

Unreached Population

35,000

% Christian Adherent

80.7%

% Evangelical

12.3 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab 3,400 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
Bakwele, Bekwil 3,400 Bekwel Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
Bandoumu, Minduumo 6,000 Ndumu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
Barama 11,000 Barama Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
Benga 1,400 Benga Christianity 92.0 % 5.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 80.0 % 0.0 %
Duma, Aduma 14,000 Duma Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
Eshira, Chira 55,000 Sira Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
Fang 652,000 Fang Christianity 82.0 % 11.0 %
 Fon 17,000 Fon Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
 French 7,200 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulani 6,800 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.5 % 0.2 %
Gun 17,000 Gun Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
 Hausa 10,000 Hausa Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Kaningi, Bakanike 11,000 Kaningi Christianity 82.0 % 1.5 %
Kele, Akele 13,000 Kele Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
Kota, Mekambo 46,000 Kota Christianity 80.0 % 20.0 %
Lumbu 27,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.0 % 5.0 %
Mahongwe 1,400 Mahongwe Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
Mbama, Mbamba 12,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.0 % 18.0 %
Mbangwe, Mbahouin 5,100 Mbangwe Christianity 67.0 % 2.0 %
Mbede 63,000 Mbere Christianity 91.0 % 9.0 %
Mbwisi, Bwisi 1,700 Bwisi Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
Mitsogo, Tsogo 28,000 Tsogo Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
Myene 65,000 Myene Christianity 85.0 % 10.0 %
Ndasa 3,500 Ndasa Christianity 78.0 % 5.0 %
Ngom, Angom 11,000 Ngom Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
 Nzebi, Njebi 144,000 Njebi Christianity 72.0 % 14.0 %
Okande, Kande 2,000 Kande Christianity 90.0 % 9.0 %
Pinji, Apindje 9,300 Pinji Christianity 95.0 % 4.0 %
Pove, Bubi 9,100 Bubi Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
Punu, Puno 166,000 Punu Christianity 76.0 % 25.0 %
 Pygmy, Baka, Bayaka 5,700 Baka E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 1.0 %
Sake, Asake 1,500 Sake Christianity 80.0 % 6.0 %
Sangu, Masangu 29,000 Sangu Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
 Seki 5,200 Seki Christianity 90.0 % 1.1 %
Sighu 1,800 Sighu Christianity 84.0 % 10.0 %
Simba 5,500 Simba Christianity 80.0 % 8.0 %
Tchitchege 2,600 Tchitchege Christianity 95.0 % 9.0 %
Teke, Northern 101,000 Teke-Tege Christianity 99.0 % 17.0 %
Teke, Western, Tsaayi 47,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
Tsangui, Tsangi 12,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.0 % 22.0 %
Vili, Fioti 5,000 Vili Christianity 78.0 % 6.0 %
Vumbu 3,600 Vumbu Christianity 95.0 % 10.0 %
Wandji 15,000 Wandji Christianity 85.0 % 5.0 %
 Wolof 8,500 Wolof Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
Wumbvu 25,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.0 % 12.0 %
Yongho 9,200 Yangho Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
  Totals:  48 1,700,000 5     80.7 % 12.3 %  

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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