Fernandino Creole in Equatorial Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Fernandino Creole only in Equatorial Guinea

Population

6,340

Christian

99%

Evangelical

4.0%

Largest Religion

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Criollos, Krio or Pidginglis speakers of Bioko Island, represent 0.5% of the population of Equatorial Guineans (EG), in West Africa. Although their language, an English-based Creole, is spoken by tens of thousands of EG as a trade language, this People Profile is focussing on the 2000 mother tongue speakers of Pidginglis (Krio) as a distinct people group.

In 1827 the British established the city of Clarence (later called Santa Isabel by the Spaniards and Malabo by the Equatorial Guineans).

The city was settled by English colonialists, 30 Sierraleonese, and 100 krumanes from Cabo Palmas. The majority of these African settlers had been liberated from slaving ships, and they were already speaking the English Creole of Freetown. At that time the island of Bioko was called Fernando Po,( named after its Portuguese explorer),and thus these new residents came to be called Fernandinos, or Criollos because of their Creole language.

As a result of Spanish colonization, the majority of Criollos are at least nominally Roman Catholic. There are about 20 evangelical believers, but there are no Pidginglis churches, and there are no missionaries dedicated to reaching the Criollos within their language and culture.




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Country Equatorial Guinea
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country North central Bioko Island, Fernando Po, 6, Malabo area: Musola, Las Palmas, Sampaca, Basupu, Fiston, Balveri de Cristo Rey
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People Name General Fernandino Creole
People Name in Country Fernandino Creole
ROP3 Code 115097
Joshua Project People ID 19219
Indigenous Yes
Population in Equatorial Guinea 6,340
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Equatorial Guinean Pidgin 6,340
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Sub-Saharan African, other
People Name General Fernandino Creole
Ethnic Code NAN58
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
99%    ( Evangelical  4.0% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
1.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
75.00%
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