Fang in Gabon


Population
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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Fang in Gabon.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Fang, Pangwe
People Name in Country Fang
Alternate Names Ahouin; Kak; Ntum; Ntumu; Ogowe; Okak; Pahouin; Pangwe
Population this Country 782,000
Population all Countries 2,244,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11187
ROP3 Code 102997
ROP25 Code 302400
ROP25 Name Fang (Equatorial Guinea)
Country Gabon
Region Africa, West and Central
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 Africa, West and Central
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 Religion: Christianity
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 %
Primary Language Fang (Equatorial Guinea)
Language Code fan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fang (Equatorial Guinea)
Language Code fan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fang (Equatorial Guinea)
Photo Source Tadekint73 - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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