Yasa, Bongwe in Equatorial Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Yasa villages live predominantly along the coastal plains. Most are fishermen. Women grow cassava and other staples to supplement their diet. Plantains and wild fruit are in abundance when in season.

The living fearing the dead — that's what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Yasa village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor fisherman sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ's work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.

Through Oral Bible Storytelling (OBS), the Yasa will be able to impact their people immediately, without waiting until the orthography is complete.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yasa
People Name in Country Yasa, Bongwe
Population in Equatorial Guinea 1,000
World Population 3,500
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bongwe, Maasa, Yasing, Yassa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Yasa
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 15998
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Rio Muni. Yasa in Rio Ntem.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yasa (1,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yasa 1,000
For Primary Language: Yasa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
88.00 %
Ethnic Religions
12.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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