Country: French Guiana

Number of People Groups

22

People Groups Unreached

1 (4.5%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

312,000

Population in Unreached

4,800 (1.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

80.80%

% Evangelical

5.72%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
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, Lebanese 1,600 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arawak, Lokono 1,600 26,000 Arawak Christianity 92.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aukan, Ndjuka 24,000 74,000 Aukan Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Brazilian, White 9,500 103,114,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 % -
 Carib, Galibi 5,200 32,000 Carib Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
 Deaf 3,200 50,266,000 Language unknown Christianity 91.25 % -
 East Indian 13,000 1,349,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Hinduism 20.00 % 0.50 % -
Emerillon 400 400 Teko Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.60 % -
Franco-Guianese, mixed 124,000 124,000 Guianese French Creole Christianity 96.00 % 3.89 % -
 French 25,000 50,635,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Guianese White 22,000 22,000 Guianese French Creole Christianity 98.00 % 3.50 % -
 Guyanese 4,600 379,000 Guyanese English Creole Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 Haitian 26,000 13,542,000 Haitian Creole Christianity 97.00 % 16.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 16,000 44,249,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 12.00 % 4.00 % -
 Hmong 4,800 783,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Javanese, Caribbean 3,200 93,000 Javanese, Suriname Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 % -
 Palikur 2,000 3,600 Palikur Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Peruvian 900 26,454,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 11.60 % -
 Saramaccan 3,300 35,000 Saramaccan Christianity 85.00 % 0.80 % -
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 19,000 538,000 Sranan Tongo Christianity 88.00 % 9.00 % -
 Wayampi, Oiapoque 800 1,800 Wayampi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 % -
Wayana 1,100 2,100 Wayana Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.70 % -
  Totals:  22 312,000         1 80.80 % 5.72 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 8,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 320,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Cayenne 207,000
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 97,000
Provinces:  2 304,000
UN Country Population 320,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arawak arw 1 0 Bible Portions
Aukan djk 1 0 New Testament
Carib car 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Guianese French Creole gcr 2 0 Bible Portions
Guyanese English Creole gyn 1 0 Bible Portions
Haitian Creole hat 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindustani, Sarnami hns 1 0 New Testament
Hmong Njua hnj 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese, Suriname jvn 1 0 Complete Bible
Palikur plu 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Saramaccan srm 1 0 New Testament
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Sranan Tongo srn 1 0 Complete Bible
Teko eme 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Wayampi oym 1 0 New Testament
Wayana way 1 0 New Testament
Totals: 21 22 1   16 15 13 18 6
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in French Guiana
  • Christian ministry in French Guiana
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

French Guiana Statistics
People Groups 22
Unreached People Groups 1  (4.5%)
Population 312,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.5%
Population in Unreached 4,800  (1.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 80.8%
Percent Evangelical 5.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 84%
Continent South America
Region America, Latin
10/40 Window No
Country Code FG
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 83%
Estimated Illiterate Population 53,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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