People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Gabonese of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,530

ROP3 Code: 103105
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Congo
Language: French - (fra)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Gabon

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 615

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, MD - 375

  Kansas City, MO - 2

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Brief Profile

The Gabonese people are a collection of various people groups from the country of Gabon who speak the official language of Gabon, French. Gabon is home to over 40 distinct people groups, with over 50% of the total population encompassing the Fang people, who speak Fang.

Gabonese are a very spiritual people. In fact, their traditions are mostly centered araound worship and the afterlife. Art for the sake of art was a foreign concept to African culture until the arrival of the Westerners. Before colonization, the Gabonese considered music, instruments, masks, sculptures, and tribal dances as rites and acts of worship.

Gabon is known for its masks that are used for special occasions. For instance, the majority Fang people host the n'goltang (Fang). Every people group hosts it own specific mask. The masks are used most often for marriages, funerals and births. They are made with local wood.

Gabonese predominantly adhere to Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work in the lives of Gabonese Christians to share the gospel with their people.
  • Pray Christians will become friends with Gabonese, sharing their life in Christ both in word and deed.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC615
United StatesBethesdaWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaMD375
United StatesKansas CityKansas CityMO2

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