Country: Gabon

Number of People Groups

52

People Groups Unreached

5 (9.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,246,000

Population in Unreached

51,000 (2.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

75.18%

% Evangelical

11.93%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.8%
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 *
 Arab 5,300 704,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Bakwele 7,400 24,000 Bekwel Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bandoumu, Minduumo 5,600 5,600 Ndumu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Barama 1,900 1,900 Barama Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Benga 2,800 8,000 Benga Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 British 1,100 54,225,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 17,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Christianity 79.35 % -
Duma, Aduma 21,000 21,000 Duma Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Eshira, Chira 65,000 65,000 Sira Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
Eviya 500 500 Eviya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 5.00 % -
Fang 717,000 1,948,000 Fang Christianity 82.00 % 11.00 % -
 Fon 27,000 2,128,000 Fon Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 11,000 50,605,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani 11,000 5,341,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.50 % 0.20 % 1
Gun 27,000 1,164,000 Gun Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Hausa 16,000 51,752,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kaningi, Bakanike 1,900 1,900 Kaningi Christianity 82.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kele, Akele 1,900 1,900 Kele Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Kota, Mekambo 47,000 65,000 Kota Christianity 80.00 % 20.00 % -
Lumbu 43,000 49,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
Mahongwe 15,000 15,000 Mahongwe Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
Mbamba 19,000 44,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.00 % 18.00 % -
Mbangwe, Mbahouin 3,700 6,700 Mbangwe Christianity 67.00 % 2.00 % -
Mbede 100,000 220,000 Mbere Christianity 91.00 % 9.00 % -
Mbwisi 2,700 8,800 Bwisi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mitsogo, Tsogo 17,000 17,000 Tsogo Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Myene 84,000 84,000 Myene Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 % -
Ndambomo 1,300 1,300 Ndambomo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Ndasa 1,900 11,000 Ndasa Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 % -
Ngom, Angom 18,000 26,000 Ngom Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nzebi 227,000 252,000 Njebi Christianity 72.00 % 14.00 % -
Okande, Kande 900 900 Kande Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 9.00 % -
Pinji, Apindje 1,900 1,900 Pinji Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Pove, Bubi 7,400 7,400 Bubi Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 % -
Punu 283,000 301,000 Punu Christianity 76.00 % 25.00 % -
 Pygmy, Baka 9,000 67,000 Baka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.00 % -
Sake, Asake 15,000 15,000 Sake Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 % -
Samay 1,600 1,600 Samay Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
Sangu, Chango 56,000 56,000 Sangu Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
 Seki 1,900 32,000 Seki Christianity 90.00 % 1.10 % -
Sighu 2,900 2,900 Sighu Christianity 84.00 % 10.00 % -
Simba 200 200 Simba Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 31.52 % -
Tchitchege 4,100 4,100 Tchitchege Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
Teke, Northern 159,000 248,000 Teke-Tege Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 5.00 % -
Teke, Tsaayi 74,000 247,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Tsangui 19,000 44,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
Vili, Fioti 7,900 22,000 Vili Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 % -
Vumbu 9,300 9,300 Vumbu Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Wandji 19,000 19,000 Wandji Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Wolof 13,000 6,332,000 Wolof Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
Wumbvu 40,000 51,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.00 % 12.00 % -
Yasa 900 7,100 Yasa Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  52 2,246,000         5 75.18 % 11.93 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 2,279,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Estuaire 1,079,000
Haut-Ogooué 302,000
Moyen-Ogooué 83,000
Ngounié 122,000
Nyanga 64,000
Ogooué-Ivindo 76,000
Ogooué-Lolo 79,000
Ogooué-Maritime 190,000
Wouleu-Ntem 187,000
Provinces:  9 2,182,000
UN Country Population 2,279,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 12,911.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 34,474.3 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 9,233.1 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 5,141.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,246,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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 1 Bible Portions
Baka bkc 1 0 Bible Portions
Barama bbg 1 0 Translation Started
Bekwel bkw 1 0 Bible Portions
Benga bng 1 0 Complete Bible
Bubi buw 1 0 Translation Started
Bwisi bwz 1 0 Translation Started
Duma dma 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Eviya gev 1 0 Unspecified
Fang fan 1 0 New Testament
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 1 1 New Testament
Gun guw 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Kande kbs 1 0 Translation Started
Kaningi kzo 1 0 Translation Started
Kele keb 1 0 Bible Portions
Kota koq 1 0 Bible Portions
Lumbu lup 1 0 Bible Portions
Mahongwe mhb 1 0 Unspecified
Mbangwe zmn 1 0 Translation Started
Mbere mdt 1 0 Translation Started
Myene mye 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndambomo nxo 1 0 Unspecified
Ndasa nda 1 0 Translation Needed
Ndumu nmd 1 1 Translation Started
Ngom nra 1 0 Bible Portions
Njebi nzb 1 0 New Testament
Ombamba mbm 1 0 Translation Needed
Pinji pic 1 0 Translation Started
Punu puu 1 0 Complete Bible
Sake sak 1 0 Unspecified
Samay syx 1 0 Translation Started
Sangu snq 1 0 Bible Portions
Seki syi 1 0 Translation Started
Sighu sxe 1 0 Unspecified
Simba sbw 1 0 Unspecified
Sira swj 1 0 Bible Portions
Tchitchege tck 1 0 Unspecified
Teke-Tege teg 1 0 Translation Started
Teke-Tsaayi tyi 1 0 Translation Needed
Tsaangi tsa 1 0 Translation Started
Tsogo tsv 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vili vif 1 0 New Testament
Vumbu vum 1 0 Translation Started
Wandji wdd 1 0 Translation Started
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Wumbvu wum 1 0 Translation Started
Yasa yko 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 52 52 5   5 11 12 30 3

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.9 %)
75.2 %
Ethnic Religions
14.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
8.6 %
Non-Religious
1.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
19.3 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
21.3 %
Roman Catholic
57.7 %
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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Gabon Statistics
People Groups 52
Unreached People Groups 5  (9.6%)
Population 2,246,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 51,000  (2.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 75.2%
Percent Evangelical 11.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 89%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code GB
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 89%
Estimated Illiterate Population 247,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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