Gascon in France


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gascon people speak Occitan, which is Latin based like French and Spanish. Until recently their language was looked down upon in France as a poor man’s language. That language is likely to be replaced by Spanish and French.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gascon people are known for their colorful festivals which feature poetry and traditional music. They have their own musical instruments. These include a three-holed flute, a stringed drum and their own form of a bagpipe.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the other indigenous peoples of France and Spain, most Gascons are Roman Catholic. That religion provides them with a place for weddings and funerals, but few closely follow the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Many are secularized.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gascon people need to allow Jesus Christ to transform their lives, their families and their communities.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Holy Spirit led revival in Roman Catholic churches throughout France and Spain.
Pray for Gascon people who love the Lord to disciple others to disciple others.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a desire for truth.


Scripture Prayers for the Gascon in France.


References

https://eurasiatik.eu/2015/04/26/gascon-people/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gascon
People Name in Country Gascon
Alternate Names Aranese Gascon
Population this Country 452,000
Population all Countries 459,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11830
ROP3 Code 103244
ROP25 Code 302596
ROP25 Name Gascon
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions: Languedoc-Roussillon except for Pyrenees-Orientales department; Auvergne region: Puy-de-Dome, Cantal, and Haute-Loire departments; Rhône-Alpes region: Loire, Drome, Isere, and Ardeche departments; Limousin region: Haute-Vienne and Correze departments; Poitou-Charentes region: Charentes department.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions: Languedoc-Roussillon except for Pyrenees-Orientales department; Auvergne region: Puy-de-Dome, Cantal, and Haute-Loire departments; Rhône-Alpes region: Loire, Drome, Isere, and Ardeche departments; Limousin region: Haute-Vienne and Correze departments; Poitou-Charentes region: Charentes department..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
40.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Gascon Aranese (452,000 speakers)
Language Code oci   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Gascon
Dialect Code 10052   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gascon Aranese (452,000 speakers)
Language Code oci   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Gascon
Dialect Code 10052   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gascon Aranese

Primary Language:  Gascon Aranese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1583-1983)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2013)
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Occitan Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Occitan YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Occitan YouVersion Bibles
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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