Fang in Gabon


Population
519,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fang people of Equatorial Guinea are part of the Beti-Fang continuum of Bantu languages, related to the Ewondo and Bulu of Cameroon. There are some significant numbers also in Cameroon and in Gabon. Their traditional territory is the interior rainforest. They are known as the jungle fighters. Their knowledge of the jungle and their ability to survive and function in the lush tropical vegetation is legendary.

As a result of Spanish colonization, the large majority of Fang people are nominally Roman Catholic. But few have personally accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Scripture has never been translated into Fang of EG, although translations exist in Bulu of Cameroon and in a related Fang language in Gabon. One of these could probably be adapted to Fang.


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People Name General Fang
People Name in Country Fang
Population in Gabon 519,000
World Population 1,253,400
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ahouin, Kak, Ntum, Ntumu, Ogowe, Okak, Pahouin, Pangwe
People ID 11187
ROP3 Code 102997
Country Gabon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest, mainly Woleu-Ntem and Estuaire provinces; Moyen-Ogooué province: Ogooué river, also Ancien Founa area; Ogooué-Ivindo province: Ivindo department; Ngounié province: most in Ancien Matica area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Gabon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest, mainly Woleu-Ntem and Estuaire provinces; Moyen-Ogooué province: Ogooué river, also Ancien Founa area; Ogooué-Ivindo province: Ivindo department; Ngounié province: most in Ancien Matica area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Fang
Language Code fan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fang
Primary Language Fang
Language Code fan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fang

Primary Language:  Fang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2000)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2014)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1951)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fang
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
82.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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