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French Guiana
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French Guiana – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Afro-Guyanese4,000Y12.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityGuyanese Creole EnglishP
Afro-Guyanese
  
Arab, Lebanese1,4000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arawak, Lokono400Y0.50 %92.00 %3 ChristianityArawak   
Aukan, Ndjuka21,000Y6.00 %90.00 %4 ChristianityAukanP
Aukan, Ndjuka
  
Brazilian, White8,30026.30 %91.00 %5 ChristianityPortuguese   
Carib2,100Y12.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityCarib   
DeafY4.50 %91.00 %4 ChristianityLanguage unknown   
Emerillon600Y0.60 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsEmerillon   
Franco-Guianese, mixed108,000Y3.50 %96.00 %4 ChristianityGuianese Creole French   
French22,000Y1.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
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Guianese White19,000Y3.50 %98.00 %4 ChristianityGuianese Creole French   
Haitian22,00016.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityHaitian CreoleP
Haitian
  
Han Chinese, Hakka14,0004.00 %12.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, HakkaP
Han Chinese, Hakka
 T
Hmong Njua4,1000.20 %5.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHmong NjuaP
Hmong Njua
M
Hmong Njua of French Guiana
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Javanese, Caribbean2,8004.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsJavanese, SurinameP
Javanese, Caribbean
  
Latin American Branco5,2002.00 %88.00 %3 ChristianityPortuguese   
Palikur600Y0.40 %60.00 %3 ChristianityPalikur   
Peruvian80011.60 %95.00 %5 ChristianitySpanishP
Peruvian
  
Saramaccan5,500Y0.80 %85.00 %3 ChristianitySaramaccanP
Saramaccan
  
Sarnami Hindi11,0000.50 %20.00 %2 HinduismHindustani, SarnamiP
Sarnami Hindi
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Surinamese Creole, Sranan17,0009.00 %88.00 %4 ChristianitySrananP
Surinamese Creole, Sranan
  
Wayampi, Oiapoque1,100Y0.30 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWayampiP
Wayampi, Oiapoque
M
Wayampi, Oiapoque of French Guiana
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Wayana1,000Y0.70 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWayana   
Total People Groups:   23 272,000 13     1     13 2 5
Unclassified / Other Individuals 4,000  
UN Country Population (2016) 276,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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French Guiana – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 1 4.3 % 4,100 1.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 5 21.7 % 15,000 5.6 %
  3 - Superficially reached 5 21.7 % 34,000 12.4 %
  4 - Partially reached 7 30.4 % 182,000 66.9 %
  5 - Significantly reached 5 21.7 % 37,000 13.7 %
Totals 23   272,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
French Guiana – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Afro-Guyanese
4,000


Arab, Lebanese
1,400


Aukan, Ndjuka
21,000


French
22,000


Haitian
22,000


Han Chinese, Hakka
14,000


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Hmong Njua
4,100


Javanese, Caribbean
2,800


Peruvian
800


Saramaccan
5,500


Sarnami Hindi
11,000


Surinamese Creole, Sranan
17,000


Wayampi, Oiapoque
1,100

French Guiana People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
French Guiana – Languages
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Language
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Language
# Unreached
Primary
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Bible
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Online
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Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Arawakarw10Portions
Aukandjk10NT
Caribcar10NT
Chinese, Hakkahak10Complete
Emerilloneme10None
Frenchfra10Complete
Guianese Creole Frenchgcr20None
Guyanese Creole Englishgyn10None
Haitian Creolehat10Complete
Hindustani, Sarnamihns10NT
Hmong Njuahnj11Complete
Javanese, Surinamejvn10NT
Language unknownxxx10None
Palikurplu10NT
Portuguesepor20Complete
Saramaccansrm10NT
Spanishspa10Complete
Sranansrn10Complete
Wayampioym10NT
Wayanaway10NT
Totals: 21 23 1   17 13 13 18 5
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French Guiana – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 5.5 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
French Guiana – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in French Guiana. Ministries in the French Guiana section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Central and South America section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in French Guiana   Ministries in Central and South America
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Country Level Ministries Size
International Pentecostal Church of ChristSmall
Ministries Listed:  1
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Medical and Dental Mission InternationalMedium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global ActionSmall
GO InternationalSmall
InterCommSmall
Intervarsity Christian FellowshipMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Presbyterian Evangelistic FellowshipMedium
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  37
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French Guiana – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 272,000
Percent Urbanization 84 %
Total People Groups 23
Unreached People Groups 1
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Official National Language French
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 81.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 5.5%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index Not reported (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
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Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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