French Guiana GF

5,708

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

303

Indicated decisions 2014

231,000

Population

211,000

Christians
10,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for French Guiana
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    NR
  • Internet Access

    34.3%
  • Ethnic Groups

    African Caribbean (62%); European (15.1%, mostly French); Chinese (55); Brazilian (5%); Indian (4%); Afro-American Maroon (3.2%); Amerindian (2%); Laotian Hmong (1.5%); Javanese (1%).
  • Common Languages

    French, Guianese French Creole
  • Economy

    Has a developed coastal region and undeveloped jungle interior.
    Guyanese Space Center, launch area for European Space Agency, is a big income source. 
    Tourism could be developed more in the future.
    Many of the youth are unemployed, restless, and often have moral issues.
  • History / Politics

    Was formerly a French penal colony, and is now a French-controlled territory.
    High subsidies by France and the European Union give little incentive for independence.
  • Spirituality

    There has been a lot of growth among Creole and Amerindians, especially Caribbeans.
    Many missions now see many coming to faith from previously unreached groups. 
    French secularism and moral issues have been brought to this modernizing area.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the many newer Christians and older groups unite for the good of the Gospel. 
    Pray that Christians would resist the secularizing influences of French culture.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.