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Angolar in São Tomé and Príncipe


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,000 Angolar Christianity 90.00 % 3.50 % No No   

Angolar in São Tomé and Príncipe

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Introduction / History
Sao Tome is an equatorial island off the west coast of Africa in the country of Sao Tome and Principe. The climate is humid and hot, just a mile north of the equator. Most Angolares live in their traditional homeland. Others move to the capital in search of a new life.

The recent discovery of petroleum has opened up new economic opportunities. Agriculture and fishing continue to be main sources of income.

Speakers of the related Forro language look down on the Angolares, often discouraging them from using their native tongue in the city.

What are their beliefs?
Angolares follow traditional religious beliefs that came from a variety of worldviews brought to the island by settlers. Worship of ancestral spirits characterizes a deep and widely held animism. Individuals can seek out a ritual specialist to obtain protection from enemies, restore their health or even gain the attention of a potential lover.

About 80 percent of the people claim Catholicism. The annual church calendar features festivals organized around patron saints of towns. People may travel from distant parts of the island to attend. Much of Christianity is in-name-only. It is not based on a genuine birth-from-above experience rooted in a sound faith in Jesus.

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Country: São Tomé and Príncipe
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Sao Tome Province, São Tomé island: south tip, São João dos Angolares area; some south of Caué area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Angolar
People Name General: Angolar
ROP3 Code: 100362
Joshua Project People ID: 10332
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,000
Population all Countries: 8,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Sub-Saharan African, other
People Name General: Angolar
Ethnic Code: NAB57b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Angolar
Language Code (ISO): aoa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saotomense (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 3.50 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Angolar
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Angolar in São Tomé and Príncipe

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    Sub-Saharan African, other     Africa, West and Central    
      Angolar São Tomé and Príncipe    
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