Fang, Okak in Equatorial Guinea





Largest Religion

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Introduction / History

The Fang people of Equatorial Guinea are part of the Beti-Fang continuum of Bantu languages, related to the Ewondo and Bulu of Cameroon. There are some significant numbers also in Cameroon and in Gabon. Their traditional territory is the interior rainforest. They are known as the jungle fighters. Their knowledge of the jungle and their ability to survive and function in the lush tropical vegetation is legendary.

As a result of Spanish colonization, the large majority of Fang people are nominally Roman Catholic. But few have personally accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Scripture has never been translated into Fang of EG, although translations exist in Bulu of Cameroon and in a related Fang language in Gabon. One of these could probably be adapted to Fang.

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People Name General Fang
People Name in Country Fang, Okak
Population in Equatorial Guinea 481,000
World Population 1,167,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahouin, Kak, Ntum, Ntumu, Ogowe, Okak, Pahouin, Pangwe
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Congo
People Name General Fang
Ethnic Code NAB57c
People ID 11187
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Interior.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Fang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000)
New Testament Yes   (1927)
Complete Bible Yes   (1951)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Fang Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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