Country: French Guiana

Number of People Groups

23

People Groups Unreached

1 (4.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

285,000

Population in Unreached

4,300 (1.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

81.3%

% Evangelical

5.59%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afro-Guyanese 4,200 417,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 1,400 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
Arawak, Lokono 1,500 24,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aukan, Ndjuka 22,000 56,000 Aukan Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
Brazilian, White 8,700 96,246,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 % -
Carib, Galibi 2,200 28,000 Carib Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Deaf 2,900 46,963,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.25 % -
Emerillon 400 400 Emerillon Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.60 % -
Franco-Guianese, mixed 113,000 113,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 96.00 % 3.89 % -
 French 23,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Guianese White 20,000 20,000 Guianese Creole French Christianity 98.00 % 3.50 % -
 Haitian 23,000 12,858,000 Haitian Creole Christianity 97.00 % 16.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 15,000 44,243,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 12.00 % 4.00 % -
 Hmong Njua 4,300 757,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Javanese, Caribbean 2,900 96,000 Javanese, Suriname Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 % -
Latin American Branco 5,500 17,000 Portuguese Christianity 88.00 % 2.00 % -
Palikur 600 2,200 Palikur Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Peruvian 800 24,922,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 11.60 % -
 Saramaccan 3,000 17,000 Saramaccan Christianity 85.00 % 0.80 % -
 Sarnami Hindi 12,000 1,158,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Hinduism 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 17,000 194,000 Sranan Tongo Christianity 88.00 % 9.00 % -
 Wayampi, Oiapoque 800 1,400 Wayampi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 % -
Wayana 1,000 1,800 Wayana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.70 % -
  Totals:  23 285,000       1   81.32 % 5.59 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 6,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 291,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   285,000 23 1 4.3 % 4,300 1.5 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 101,462.8 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 264,537.2 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 70,498.9 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 40,802.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
285,000
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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 Translation Needed
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 %)
81.3 %
Ethnic Religions
6.5 %
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
0.6 %
Protestant
8.7 %
Roman Catholic
86.8 %
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 America, Latin. 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 285,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Population in Unreached 4,300  (1.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 81.3%
Percent Evangelical 5.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
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 48,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.