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Teke, Northeast in Congo, Republic of the

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
115,000 Ngungwel Christianity 95.50 % 6.00 % No   

Teke, Northeast in Congo, Republic of the

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Introduction / History
Ngungwel translators have completed some New Testament portion drafts and published two parables. The people live off what they grow in gardens and cultivate from the land. The Ngungwel language is part of the Teke family of languages.

Traditional religion had a firm grip on the Ngungwel people. Then someone got a glimpse of the Gospel. Just a small light of truth burst on the scene, prompting more questions and igniting a quest for God.

There was no outside support or encouragement, just an internal motivation to find out more about Jesus. Without training, a group of Ngungwel men started to translate God's Word into their heart language. Realizing they needed help, this band of believers approached SIL-Congo. SIL has given some of them training, as well as adding some better qualified translators to the team to help them achieve their strong desire to have the Bible in Ngungwel.

Even with the advancements in heart language Scripture, believers still battle the influence of the traditional belief system on their daily lives. Many believers juggle a confusing mixture of culture and Christianity, robbing them of true freedom.

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Country: Congo, Republic of the
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Plateaux department: Gamboma district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Teke, Northeast
People Name General: Teke, Northeast
Alternate People Names:
Northeast Teke
ROP3 Code: 107424
Joshua Project People ID: 13999
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 115,000
Population all Countries: 115,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
People Name General: Teke, Northeast
Ethnic Code: NAB57k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ngungwel (115,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ngz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.50 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.50 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious4.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian15.00 %
Roman Catholic65.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2012-2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ngungwel
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Teke, Northeast in Congo, Republic of the

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