Country: Gabon

Number of People Groups

52

People Groups Unreached

5 (9.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

2,369,000

Population in Unreached

67,000 (2.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

74.77%

% Evangelical

11.86%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.8%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab 5,600 742,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Bakwele 7,800 26,000 Bekwel Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bandoumu, Minduumo 5,900 5,900 Ndumu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Barama 1,900 1,900 Barama Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Benga 2,900 8,900 Benga Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 British 1,200 53,788,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Deaf 18,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Christianity 79.35 % -
Duma, Aduma 23,000 23,000 Duma Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
Eshira, Chira 68,000 68,000 Sira Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
Eviya 500 500 Eviya Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 5.00 % -
 Fang 752,000 2,147,000 Fang Christianity 82.00 % 11.00 % -
 Fon 28,000 2,277,000 Fon Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % -
 French 12,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 24,000 4,992,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 1.50 % 0.20 % 1
Gun 28,000 1,230,000 Gun Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Hausa 17,000 53,725,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Kaningi, Bakanike 1,900 1,900 Kaningi Christianity 82.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kele, Akele 1,900 1,900 Kele Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Kota, Mekambo 49,000 68,000 Kota Christianity 80.00 % 20.00 % -
Lumbu 45,000 51,000 Lumbu Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
Mahongwe 16,000 16,000 Mahongwe Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
Mbamba 20,000 46,000 Ombamba Christianity 85.00 % 18.00 % -
Mbangwe, Mbahouin 3,900 7,100 Mbangwe Christianity 67.00 % 2.00 % -
Mbede 104,000 231,000 Mbere Christianity 91.00 % 9.00 % -
Mbwisi 2,800 9,300 Bwisi Christianity 75.00 % 8.00 % -
 Mitsogo, Tsogo 18,000 18,000 Tsogo Christianity 90.00 % 7.00 % -
Myene 88,000 88,000 Myene Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 % -
Ndambomo 1,400 1,400 Ndambomo Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 4.00 % -
Ndasa 1,900 11,000 Ndasa Christianity 78.00 % 5.00 % -
Ngom, Angom 19,000 28,000 Ngom Christianity 75.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nzebi 238,000 264,000 Njebi Christianity 72.00 % 14.00 % -
Okande, Kande 1,000 1,000 Kande Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 9.00 % -
Pinji, Apindje 1,900 1,900 Pinji Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 % -
Pove, Bubi 7,800 7,800 Bubi Christianity 80.00 % 9.00 % -
Punu 297,000 316,000 Punu Christianity 76.00 % 25.00 % -
 Pygmy, Baka 9,400 68,000 Baka Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.00 % -
Sake, Asake 16,000 16,000 Sake Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 % -
Samay 1,600 1,600 Samay Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
Sangu, Chango 59,000 59,000 Sangu Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
 Seki 1,900 36,000 Seki Christianity 90.00 % 1.10 % -
Sighu 3,000 3,000 Sighu Christianity 84.00 % 10.00 % -
Simba 200 200 Simba Christianity 80.00 % 76.00 % -
Tchitchege 4,300 4,300 Tchitchege Christianity 95.00 % 9.00 % -
Teke, Northern 167,000 261,000 Teke-Tege Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 5.00 % -
Teke, Tsaayi 77,000 260,000 Teke-Tsaayi Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Tsangui 20,000 46,000 Tsaangi Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
Vili, Fioti 8,300 23,000 Vili Christianity 78.00 % 6.00 % -
Vumbu 9,800 9,800 Vumbu Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 % -
Wandji 20,000 20,000 Wandji Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Wolof 14,000 6,447,000 Wolof Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
Wumbvu 42,000 54,000 Wumbvu Christianity 78.00 % 12.00 % -
Yasa 900 7,400 Iyasa Christianity 80.00 % 5.00 % -
  Totals:  52 2,369,000         5 74.77 % 11.86 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 20,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 2,389,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Estuaire 1,079,000
Haut-Ogooué 302,000
Moyen-Ogooué 83,000
Ngounié 122,000
Nyanga 64,000
Ogooué-Ivindo 76,000
Ogooué-Lolo 79,000
Ogooué-Maritime 190,000
Wouleu-Ntem 187,000
Provinces:  9 2,182,000
UN Country Population 2,389,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Baka bkc 1 0 Translation Started
Barama bbg 1 0 Translation Started
Bekwel bkw 1 0 Bible Portions
Benga bng 1 0 Complete Bible
Bubi buw 1 0 Translation Started
Bwisi bwz 1 0 Unspecified
Duma dma 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Eviya gev 1 0 Unspecified
Fang fan 1 0 Complete Bible
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Gun guw 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Iyasa yko 1 0 Bible Portions
Kande kbs 1 0 Translation Started
Kaningi kzo 1 0 Translation Needed
Kele keb 1 0 Bible Portions
Kota koq 1 0 Bible Portions
Lumbu lup 1 0 Bible Portions
Mahongwe mhb 1 0 Unspecified
Mbangwe zmn 1 0 Translation Started
Mbere mdt 1 0 Bible Portions
Myene mye 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndambomo nxo 1 0 Unspecified
Ndasa nda 1 0 Translation Needed
Ndumu nmd 1 1 Translation Started
Ngom nra 1 0 Bible Portions
Njebi nzb 1 0 New Testament
Ombamba mbm 1 0 Translation Needed
Pinji pic 1 0 Translation Started
Punu puu 1 0 Complete Bible
Sake sak 1 0 Unspecified
Samay syx 1 0 Translation Started
Sangu snq 1 0 Bible Portions
Seki syi 1 0 Translation Needed
Sighu sxe 1 0 Unspecified
Simba sbw 1 0 Bible Portions
Sira swj 1 0 Bible Portions
Tchitchege tck 1 0 Unspecified
Teke-Tege teg 1 0 Bible Portions
Teke-Tsaayi tyi 1 0 Translation Needed
Tsaangi tsa 1 0 Bible Portions
Tsogo tsv 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Vili vif 1 0 New Testament
Vumbu vum 1 0 Unspecified
Wandji wdd 1 0 Translation Started
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Wumbvu wum 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 52 52 5   5 15 17 30 4
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Gabon Statistics
People Groups 52
Unreached People Groups 5  (9.6%)
Population 2,369,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 67,000  (2.8%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 74.8%
Percent Evangelical 11.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 89%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code GB
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 85%
Estimated Illiterate Population 355,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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