Bube, Fernandian in Equatorial Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Bube only in Equatorial Guinea
Population
62,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bubi people represent seven percent of the population of Equatorial Guinea in West Africa. Their traditional homeland is the island of Bioko including Malabo, the capital city. They speak one of the coastal Bantu languages which they desire to develop. Most of them know some Spanish from school days and some Krio, which is the trade language on Bioko island. Bioko is a big, beautiful, tropical, volcanic island off the coast of Nigeria and Cameroon.

The Bubi men are good sailors, strong swimmers and skilled fishermen. They used to be a kingdom, but had no king for many years. They have been colonized by the Spanish and have as one of the results become Roman Catholics. Their religious practices include many elements of traditional African animism.

There are primary schools in every village, but they often lack teachers. Almost all the children go to school. Teaching is done in Spanish by teachers who are originally Fang speakers. A bilingual literacy program (Bubi – Spanish) might have very positive results in their educational advancement and progress in Spanish. This could result in a better self-image and more self-respect among the Bubi people, and help them to stand against alcoholism, drugs and teenage pregnancies. Three mother tongue translators have started work on the Bubi New Testament.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Bube
People Name in Country Bube, Fernandian
Population in Equatorial Guinea 62,000
World Population 62,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bubi, Ediya, Fernandian
People ID 10977
ROP3 Code 101684
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bioko Norte and Bioko Sur provinces: Bioko Island, Fernando Po; Bioko Sur province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bioko Norte and Bioko Sur provinces: Bioko Island, Fernando Po; Bioko Sur province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Bube   People group listing
Language Code: bvb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bube   People group listing
Language Code: bvb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bube

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1849-1998)
New Testament Yes   (2006)
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bobe
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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