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Guinea-Bissau: Guinea-bissau People Profile 2012






Guinea-bissau People Profile 2012

Most of the people lived in Río Muni. The largest cities are Bata and Malabo, with populations of about 17,000 and 10,000 respectively. Except for a few Europeans, the people are almost all Africans. The Bubi on Bioko and the Fangs of Río Muni are the largest groups.

Spanish is the official language. Fang is the most widely spoken of the numerous Bantu tongues. An estimated two-thirds of the people are Roman Catholics. The country's school system is inadequately developed and only about 20 per cent of the population is literate.