Country: Gabon

Number of People Groups

51

People Groups Unreached

5 (9.8%)

Total Population

1,685,000

Unreached Population

40,000 (2.4%)

% Professing Christian

80.1%

% Evangelical

12.91 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

82 %

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
 Arab 4,200 1,068,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
Bakwele, Bekwil 5,800 19,000 Bekwel Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 %
Bandoumu, Minduumo 4,400 4,400 Ndumu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 %
Barama 1,500 1,500 Barama Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
Benga 2,200 6,900 Benga Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 %
 British 900 51,663,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 80.00 % 12.70 %
Duma, Aduma 17,000 17,000 Duma Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 %
Eshira, Chira 51,000 51,000 Sira Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
Eviya 400 400 Eviya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 5.00 %
Fang 508,000 1,221,000 Fang Christianity 82.00 % 11.00 %
 Fon 21,000 3,575,000 Fon Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 %
 French 8,900 49,469,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani 8,400 4,750,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.50 % 0.20 %
Gun 21,000 849,000 Gun Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 Hausa 12,000 40,039,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Kaningi, Bakanike 1,500 1,500 Kaningi Christianity 82.00 % 1.50 %
Kele, Akele 1,500 1,500 Kele Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 %
Kota, Mekambo 36,000 50,000 Kota Christianity 80.00 % 20.00 %
Lumbu 34,000 39,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
Mahongwe 12,000 12,000 Mahongwe Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 %
Mbama, Mbamba 15,000 36,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.00 % 18.00 %
Mbangwe, Mbahouin 2,900 5,200 Mbangwe Christianity 67.00 % 2.00 %
Mbede 78,000 171,000 Mbere Christianity 91.00 % 9.00 %
Mbwisi, Bwisi 2,100 6,800 Bwisi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 %
Mitsogo, Tsogo 13,000 13,000 Tsogo Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 %
Myene 65,000 65,000 Myene Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 %
Ndambomo 1,000 1,000 Ndambomo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 %
Ndasa 1,500 8,500 Ndasa Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 %
Ngom, Angom 14,000 20,000 Ngom Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 %
 Nzebi, Njebi 177,000 198,000 Njebi Christianity 72.00 % 14.00 %
Okande, Kande 700 700 Kande Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 9.00 %
Pinji, Apindje 1,500 1,500 Pinji Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
Pove, Bubi 5,800 5,800 Bubi Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 %
Punu, Puno 221,000 235,000 Punu Christianity 76.00 % 25.00 %
 Pygmy, Baka, Bayaka 7,000 62,000 Baka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.00 %
Sake, Asake 12,000 12,000 Sake Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 %
Samay 1,200 1,200 Samay Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 %
Sangu, Masangu 44,000 44,000 Sangu Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
 Seki 1,500 20,000 Seki Christianity 90.00 % 1.10 %
Sighu 2,300 2,300 Sighu Christianity 84.00 % 10.00 %
Simba 100 100 Simba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 %
Tchitchege 3,200 3,200 Tchitchege Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 %
Teke, Northern 124,000 200,000 Teke-Tege Christianity 99.00 % 17.00 %
Teke, Western, Tsaayi 57,000 185,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 %
Tsangui, Tsangi 15,000 36,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
Vili, Fioti 6,200 17,000 Vili Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 %
Vumbu 7,300 7,300 Vumbu Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %
Wandji 15,000 15,000 Wandji Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 %
 Wolof 10,000 6,384,000 Wolof Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
Wumbvu 31,000 40,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.00 % 12.00 %
  Totals:  51 1,685,000       5   80.08 % 12.91 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 78,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 1,763,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.9 %)
80.1 %
Ethnic Religions
9.5 %
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
19.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.6 %
Protestant
21.3 %
Roman Catholic
58.0 %
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 West and Central Africa. 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 West and Central Africa 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 51
Unreached People Groups 5  (9.8%)
Population 1,685,000
Population in Unreached 40,000  (2.4%)
Urbanization 87%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code GB
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 82%
Estimated Illiterate Population 303,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 80.1%
Percent Evangelical 12.9%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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