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Ngumba, Mabi in Equatorial Guinea

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Kwasio Christianity 94.00 % 0.90 % No No   

Ngumba, Mabi in Equatorial Guinea

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Introduction / History
Kwasio are historically forest-dwelling farmers and hunter-gatherers. Their villages relocated around 1900 and now live near roads and along the coast. Many are highly educated theologians, and civil servants.

Women tend to the family food. They grow cassava and other staples. Plantain and wild fruit are abundant seasonally.

What are their beliefs?
The living fear the dead — that's what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Kwasio village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor farmers sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ's work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.

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Country: Equatorial Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Litoral province: Bisio in coastal Rio Muni.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Ngumba, Mabi
People Name General: Ngumba
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107287
Joshua Project People ID: 13371
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 52,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
People Name General: Ngumba
Ethnic Code: NAB57k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kwasio (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nmg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity94.00 %(Evangelical: 0.90 %)
Ethnic Religions6.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1957-2019
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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None Reported
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Ngumba, Mabi in Equatorial Guinea

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People Cluster
    Bantu, Northwest     Africa, West and Central    
      Ngumba Equatorial Guinea    
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