Country: French Guiana

Number of People Groups

23

People Groups Unreached

1 (4.3%)

Total Population

273,000

Unreached Population

4,100 (1.5%)

% Professing Christian

81.0%

% Evangelical

5.47 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

83 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afro-Guyanese 4,000 449,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,400 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
Arawak, Lokono 400 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 0.50 %
 Aukan, Ndjuka 21,000 53,000 Aukan Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
Brazilian, White 8,300 96,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 %
Carib 2,100 30,000 Carib Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 91.00 % 4.50 %
Emerillon, Emerenon 600 600 Emerillon Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.60 %
Franco-Guianese, mixed 108,000 108,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 96.00 % 3.50 %
 French 22,000 49,469,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
Guianese White 19,000 19,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 98.00 % 3.50 %
 Haitian 22,000 12,513,000 Haitian Creole Christianity 97.00 % 16.00 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 14,000 42,650,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 12.00 % 4.00 %
 Hmong Njua 4,100 669,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 %
 Javanese, Caribbean 2,800 98,000 Javanese, Suriname Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 %
Latin American Branco, Brazilian Mulatto 5,200 15,000 Portuguese Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 %
Palikur 600 2,200 Palikur Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 %
 Peruvian 800 24,436,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 11.60 %
 Saramaccan 5,500 35,000 Saramaccan Christianity 85.00 % 0.80 %
 Sarnami Hindi 11,000 1,118,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Hinduism 20.00 % 0.50 %
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 17,000 166,000 Sranan Christianity 88.00 % 9.00 %
 Wayampi, Oiapoque 1,100 1,700 Wayampi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 %
Wayana 1,000 1,800 Wayana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.70 %
  Totals:  23 273,000       1   80.99 % 5.47 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 3,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 276,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.5 %)
81.0 %
Ethnic Religions
6.8 %
Hinduism
2.4 %
Islam
1.4 %
Non-Religious
5.9 %
Other / Small Religions
2.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
9.2 %
Roman Catholic
87.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in French Guiana. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in French Guiana
  • Christian ministry in French Guiana
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in French Guiana or Central and South America. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In French Guiana Size
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Small
French Guiana Statistics
People Groups 23
Unreached People Groups 1  (4.3%)
Population 273,000
Population in Unreached 4,100  (1.5%)
Urbanization 84%
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Country Code FG
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 83%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 81.0%
Percent Evangelical 5.5%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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