Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
Language: Sira - (swj)
Alternate Name(s): Eshira, Gisir, Gisira, Ichira, Ishira, Isira, Shira, Shire, Yichira.
Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism
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Global Population: 66,000
Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached
Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity
Overview: The Eshira of Gabon, numbering 66,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Northwest people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Gabon. Their primary language is Sira. The primary religion practiced by the Eshira is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.
Bible Translations: Available
Jesus Film: Not Available
Gospel Recordings: Available
Radio Broadcast: Not Available