Benga in Gabon

Population

1,250

Christian

92%

Evangelical

5%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Benga people are a peaceful and friendly group of coastal fishermen, sailors and merchants. They are one of the 14 Ndowe people groups living along the coast of Equitorial Guinea. Their traditional home is Corisco island and Elobey Grande and the mouth of the mighty Rio Muni estuary and the south coast of EG.

Corisco island is a beautiful tropical paradise, famous for its snow white sand.

Presbyterian missionaries from the USA began work among the Benga in 1854. The New Testament was printed in 1893, followed by 18 books of the Old Testament between 1899 and 1902. Time and tropical humidity almost destroyed all existing copies. Revision and reprinting are desperately needed. The last missionary left Benga during WWII, in 1943, but the tiny Protestant church started by the missionaries still hangs on. For economic reasons the majority of the Benga have left Corisco island.




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Country Gabon
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country North of Libreville, Bata
People Group Map Benga in Gabon PDF Version



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People Name General Benga
People Name in Country Benga
ROP3 Code 101253
Joshua Project People ID 10789
Indigenous Yes
Population in Gabon 1,250
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Benga 1,253
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Benga
Ethnic Code NAB57k
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
92%    ( Evangelical  5% )
Ethnic Religions
8.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
15.00%
Protestant
25.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
60.00%
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