Bube, Fernandian in Equatorial Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Bube only in Equatorial Guinea

Population

54,800

Christian

97.0%

Evangelical

3.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Bubi people represent seven percent of the population of Equatorial Guinea in West Africa. Their traditional homeland is the island of Bioko including Malabo, the capital city. They speak one of the coastal Bantu languages which they desire to develop. Most of them know some Spanish from school days and some Krio, which is the trade language on Bioko island. Bioko is a big, beautiful, tropical, volcanic island off the coast of Nigeria and Cameroon.

The Bubi men are good sailors, strong swimmers and skilled fishermen. They used to be a kingdom, but had no king for many years. They have been colonized by the Spanish and have as one of the results become Roman Catholics. Their religious practices include many elements of traditional African animism.

There are primary schools in every village, but they often lack teachers. Almost all the children go to school. Teaching is done in Spanish by teachers who are originally Fang speakers. A bilingual literacy program (Bubi – Spanish) might have very positive results in their educational advancement and progress in Spanish. This could result in a better self-image and more self-respect among the Bubi people, and help them to stand against alcoholism, drugs and teenage pregnancies. Three mother tongue translators have started work on the Bubi New Testament.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Bube
People Name in Country Bube, Fernandian
Population in Equatorial Guinea 54,800
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bubi, Ediya, Fernandian
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Bube
Ethnic Code NAB57k
Country Equatorial Guinea
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Bioko Island, Fernando Po
People Group Map Bube, Fernandian in Equatorial Guinea PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bube
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bube
Category Resource
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
97%    ( Evangelical  3.0% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
3.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
5.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
90.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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