Fa D'ambu in Equatorial Guinea


Population
6,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Rising 1,961 feet above the South Atlantic Ocean, off Equatorial Guinea's coast, an extinct volcano named Annobón is home to farmers, fishermen and commercial loggers. Their language is Fa d'Ambu. Their island spans 6.75 square miles. Most people in the region practice animism, though about 30 percent claim they are Christian.

The islanders come from mixed Portuguese, Spanish and Angolan descent. Portuguese people initially populated Annobón villages with slaves from Angola and neighboring islands. While Spain has had a greater political influence on the country for centuries, the stronger cultural influence is from Portugal.

A placid lake fills the central crater of their volcanic homeland, surrounded by rich woodlands and luxuriant vegetation. Annobón means "good year" and is named for the time Portuguese sailors discovered it in 1472. The Portuguese later gave it to Spain in exchange for Uruguay in 1778. This explains Spanish as the official language.

Annobón's people strongly connect with the sea. So much so, that many women give birth in the ocean. Most of their protein is seafood. An annual whale migration to Annobón waters instigates their traditional whale hunt. Men harpoon the mammals from canoes, then "ski" their crafts behind the giants, connected to the harpoons by heavy, homemade ropes.

Most Fa d'Ambu speakers practice some form of traditional religion. For the 30 percent who are Christian, their churches use a different major language translation. So without Scriptures in the heart language they understand best, many believers don't grow spiritually. They continue to mix traditional practices with their Christian faith — and some cults are growing on this island. Local pastors eagerly request Scriptures to strengthen their congregations in Bible truths.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Fa D'ambu
People Name in Country Fa D'ambu
Population in Equatorial Guinea 6,200
World Population 6,800
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Annobonese Eurafrican
People ID 11173
ROP3 Code 102980
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Annobón province: Annobón Island, isolated from mainland by 360 km of ocean (2,000); Bioko Island, Malabo (500), a few on continental Equatorial Guinea.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Annobón province: Annobón Island, isolated from mainland by 360 km of ocean (2,000); Bioko Island, Malabo (500), a few on continental Equatorial Guinea..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Fa D'ambu (6,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: fab   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Fa D'ambu (6,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: fab   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Fa D'ambu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fa D'ambu
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.90 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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