Fa d'Ambu in Spain

Main Language
Largest Religion
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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.

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. The Portuguese later gave it to Spain in exchange for Uruguay in 1778. This explains Spanish as the official language. It also explains who some of them have migrated to Spain.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In Europe, most migrants from Africa are desperate for any kind of work that will pay their bills. Many of them live in poverty, but they manage to send money to their families in Africa. Other African migrants have education and skills desired by the host country.

What Are Their Beliefs?

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 their heart language, many believers don't grow spiritually. They continue to mix traditional practices with their Christian faith — and some succumb to the seduction of cults.

What Are Their Needs?

Local pastors eagerly request Scriptures to strengthen their congregations in Bible truths.

Prayer Points

Pray that Spain will be the place where many Fa d'Ambu find living Christianity and dedication to the true savior.

Pray for Fa d'Ambu disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for Fa d'Ambu families, both in Spain and in Africa, to be eager to repent of their sin and follow the Lamb of God.

Scripture Prayers for the Fa d'Ambu in Spain.



Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Fa d'Ambu
People Name in Country Fa d'Ambu
Alternate Names Annobonese Eurafrican
Population this Country 600
Population all Countries 8,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11173
ROP3 Code 102980
ROP25 Code 302385
ROP25 Name Fa D'ambu (Annobonese)
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Fa d'Ambu (600 speakers)
Language Code fab   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fa d'Ambu (600 speakers)
Language Code fab   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fa d'Ambu

Primary Language:  Fa d'Ambu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2009)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2021)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fa D'ambu Jesus Film Project
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
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Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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