Area: 28,051 sq km
A small enclave, Rio Muni, on the African mainland and several islands in the Gulf of Guinea, including Bioko (2,000 sq km) and Pegalu (Annobon, 10 sq km).
Population: 693,385 Annual Growth: 2.64%
Official language: Spanish; French Languages: 14 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Missionaries have increased in number, including growing numbers from West and Central Africa, but they need wisdom in the convoluted socio-political situation. Several delicate and difficult situations in relating to indigenous leadership have occurred in recent years. Pray for grace and humility on the part of both expats and nationals. The main agencies are: EqGuiMsn, YWAM, AoG, WEC.
The large majority of peoples are predominantly Catholic, with strong strains of animism. Pray especially for:
a) The Fang, who are the majority people and politically dominant. They are only around 2-3% evangelical.
b) The Hausa, numbering around 12,000. Originating from Nigeria and staunchly Muslim, they are only 0.1% Christian.
c) The Ngumba, Benga and Fa DAmbu peoples, all less than 1% evangelical.
For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Equatorial Guinea.