Country: French Guiana

Number of People Groups

23

People Groups Unreached

1 (4.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

297,000

Population in Unreached

4,400 (1.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

81.0%

% Evangelical

5.64%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afro-Guyanese 4,300 420,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 1,500 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arawak, Lokono 1,500 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aukan, Ndjuka 23,000 69,000 Aukan Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
Brazilian, White 8,900 96,632,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 % -
Carib, Galibi 4,900 31,000 Carib Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Deaf 3,000 47,601,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.25 % -
Emerillon 400 400 Emerillon Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.60 % -
Franco-Guianese, mixed 116,000 116,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 96.00 % 3.89 % -
 French 24,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Guianese White 21,000 21,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 98.00 % 3.50 % -
 Haitian 24,000 13,010,000 Haitian Creole Christianity 97.00 % 16.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 15,000 44,425,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 12.00 % 4.00 % -
 Hmong Njua 4,400 761,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Javanese, Caribbean 3,000 88,000 Javanese, Suriname Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 % -
Latin American Branco 5,600 17,000 Portuguese Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 % -
Palikur 1,800 3,400 Palikur Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Peruvian 900 25,176,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 11.60 % -
 Saramaccan 3,100 33,000 Saramaccan Christianity 85.00 % 0.80 % -
 Sarnami Hindi 12,000 1,164,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Hinduism 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 18,000 174,000 Sranan Tongo Christianity 88.00 % 9.00 % -
 Wayampi, Oiapoque 800 1,800 Wayampi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 % -
Wayana 1,000 1,900 Wayana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.70 % -
  Totals:  23 297,000         1 81.01 % 5.64 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 2,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 299,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Cayenne 199,000
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 94,000
Provinces:  2 293,000
UN Country Population 299,000
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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 96,874.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 257,903.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 69,268.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 38,559.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
297,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arawak arw 1 0 Bible Portions
Aukan djk 1 0 New Testament
Carib car 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Emerillon eme 1 0 Translation Needed
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guianese Creole French gcr 2 0 Bible Portions
Guyanese Creole English gyn 1 0 Bible Portions
Haitian Creole hat 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindustani, Sarnami hns 1 0 New Testament
Hmong Njua hnj 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese, Suriname jvn 1 0 Complete Bible
Palikur plu 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Saramaccan srm 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Sranan Tongo srn 1 0 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wayampi oym 1 0 New Testament
Wayana way 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 21 23 1   14 13 13 18 5

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.6 %)
81.0 %
Ethnic Religions
6.9 %
Hinduism
2.4 %
Islam
1.4 %
Non-Religious
5.8 %
Other / Small Religions
2.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.4 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
8.9 %
Roman Catholic
86.7 %
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.

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  • Church planting agencies in French Guiana
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French Guiana Statistics
People Groups 23
Unreached People Groups 1  (4.3%)
Population 297,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Population in Unreached 4,400  (1.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.0%
Percent Evangelical 5.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 84%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code FG
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 83%
Estimated Illiterate Population 50,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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