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Fa D'ambu in Equatorial Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Fa d'Ambu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % No   

Fa D'ambu in Equatorial Guinea

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Introduction / History
The island of Annobon was discovered uninhabited by Portuguese explorers on January 1, 1471. Hence its name, Annobon or Ambo (Goodyear). It was subsequently populated by Gabonese and others, who speak a Portuguese-based Creole also used on the islands of Sao Tome and Principe. The people of Ambo live as one with the ocean, with fish being their primary source of protein. The women give birth in the ocean. The annual whale migration to Annobon sparks a festive hunt, with men harpooning whales from canoes, and then "skiing" behind the whale using huge, homemade ropes. The Annobonese are hardy, quick learners, Jacks-of-all-trades, quite resistant to cultural change, but quite receptive to technological change.

The 2500 Annobonese, and the 100,000 speakers in Sao Tome and Principe, have never had any Scriptures translated into their language. While there have been Catholic and Adventist mission stations there for some time, there has never been an evangelical mission outreach to the people of Annobon. There are about 12 known evangelical believers among this group (0.5%), all of whom came to Christ through church contacts in Malabo or the mainland. Two thousand years after Christ, it would seem that the time has come for the Church of Jesus Christ to care enough to make the investment of reaching these precious and isolated islanders.

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Country: Equatorial Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Annobón province: Annobón Island, isolated from mainland by 360 km of ocean (2,000); Bioko Island, Malabo (500), a few on continental Equatorial Guinea.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Fa D'ambu
People Name General: Fa D'ambu
Alternate People Names:
Annobonese Eurafrican
ROP3 Code: 102980
Joshua Project People ID: 11173
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Sub-Saharan African, other
People Name General: Fa D'ambu
Ethnic Code: NAN58
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fa d'Ambu (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fab    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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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Bible Portions: 2009
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fa D'ambu
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Fa D'ambu in Equatorial Guinea

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