Country: Gabon

Number of People Groups

52

People Groups Unreached

5 (9.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,140,000

Population in Unreached

49,000 (2.3%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

75.2%

% Evangelical

11.92%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.8%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab 5,100 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Bakwele 7,100 24,000 Bekwel Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Bandoumu, Minduumo 5,300 5,300 Ndumu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Barama 1,800 1,800 Barama Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Benga 2,700 9,500 Benga Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 British 1,100 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Deaf 16,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Christianity 79.35 % -
Duma, Aduma 20,000 20,000 Duma Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Eshira, Chira 62,000 62,000 Sira Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
Eviya 500 500 Eviya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 5.00 % -
Fang 684,000 1,830,000 Fang Christianity 82.00 % 11.00 % -
 Fon 26,000 2,019,000 Fon Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 11,000 50,053,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani 10,000 5,080,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.50 % 0.20 % 1
Gun 25,000 1,104,000 Gun Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Hausa 15,000 48,208,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kaningi, Bakanike 1,800 1,800 Kaningi Christianity 82.00 % 1.50 % -
Kele, Akele 1,800 1,800 Kele Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Kota, Mekambo 44,000 61,000 Kota Christianity 80.00 % 20.00 % -
Lumbu 41,000 47,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
Mahongwe 14,000 14,000 Mahongwe Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
Mbamba 18,000 44,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.00 % 18.00 % -
Mbangwe, Mbahouin 3,600 6,500 Mbangwe Christianity 67.00 % 2.00 % -
Mbede 95,000 209,000 Mbere Christianity 91.00 % 9.00 % -
Mbwisi 2,600 8,400 Bwisi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mitsogo, Tsogo 16,000 16,000 Tsogo Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Myene 80,000 80,000 Myene Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 % -
Ndambomo 1,200 1,200 Ndambomo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Ndasa 1,800 10,000 Ndasa Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 % -
Ngom, Angom 17,000 25,000 Ngom Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nzebi 217,000 243,000 Njebi Christianity 72.00 % 14.00 % -
Okande, Kande 900 900 Kande Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 9.00 % -
Pinji, Apindje 1,800 1,800 Pinji Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Pove, Bubi 7,100 7,100 Bubi Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 % -
Punu 270,000 287,000 Punu Christianity 76.00 % 25.00 % -
 Pygmy, Baka 8,600 64,000 Baka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.00 % -
Sake, Asake 14,000 14,000 Sake Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 % -
Samay 1,500 1,500 Samay Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
Sangu, Chango 53,000 53,000 Sangu Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
 Seki 1,800 30,000 Seki Christianity 90.00 % 1.10 % -
Sighu 2,800 2,800 Sighu Christianity 84.00 % 10.00 % -
Simba 200 200 Simba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
Tchitchege 3,900 3,900 Tchitchege Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
Teke, Northern 152,000 246,000 Teke-Tege Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 5.00 % -
Teke, Tsaayi 70,000 228,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Tsangui 18,000 44,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
Vili, Fioti 7,500 22,000 Vili Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 % -
Vumbu 8,900 8,900 Vumbu Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Wandji 18,000 18,000 Wandji Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Wolof 13,000 6,630,000 Wolof Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
Wumbvu 38,000 49,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.00 % 12.00 % -
Yasa 800 4,600 Yasa Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  52 2,140,000       5   75.19 % 11.92 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 2,173,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   2,140,000 52 5 9.6 % 49,000 2.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 288,797,000 13,495.2 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 754,434,000 35,253.9 % 70.7 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.7 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,901,000 9,387.9 % 94.9 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 2.8 % 1.5 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,167,000 5,428.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
2,140,000
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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 1 Bible Portions
Baka bkc 1 0 Bible Portions
Barama bbg 1 0 Translation Needed
Bekwel bkw 1 0 Bible Portions
Benga bng 1 0 New Testament
Bubi buw 1 0 Translation Needed
Bwisi bwz 1 0 Translation Needed
Duma dma 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Unspecified
Kaningi kzo 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Needed
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 Needed
Ngom nra 1 0 Bible Portions
Njebi nzb 1 0 New Testament
Ombamba mbm 1 0 Translation Needed
Pinji pic 1 0 Translation Needed
Punu puu 1 0 Complete Bible
Sake sak 1 0 Unspecified
Samay syx 1 0 Translation Needed
Sangu snq 1 0 Bible Portions
Seki syi 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Bible Portions
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 Bible Portions
Vumbu vum 1 0 Unspecified
Wandji wdd 1 0 Translation Needed
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Wumbvu wum 1 0 Translation Needed
Yasa yko 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 52 52 5   5 8 11 30 3

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.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Gabon. 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 Gabon
  • Christian ministry in Gabon
  • 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 Gabon or Africa, West and Central. 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 Africa, West and Central Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Gabon Statistics
People Groups 52
Unreached People Groups 5  (9.6%)
Population 2,140,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 49,000  (2.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 75.2%
Percent Evangelical 11.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
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 235,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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