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Njyem in Congo, Republic of the

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,400 Njyem Christianity 93.00 % 7.00 % No No   

Njyem in Congo, Republic of the

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Introduction / History
They are subsistence farmers, trappers, fishermen. Some have cocoa trees that generate small amounts of cash.

Where are they located?
Heavily-forested zone south of the Dja River in Cameroon, extending to Souanke in Congo. They are in small villages, many of which are on footpaths.

What are their beliefs?
They are animistic, believing in the ability of people to transform into animals at will. They do not encourage individual accomplishment, preferring to see everyone stay at a comparable level.

What are their needs?
They need the Word of God in their language. There is no widely-known writing system, although missionary linguists have done a phonology and are attempting to teach the use of two writing systems with varying degrees of tone-marking. There are very few villages with adequate water year-round and few with schools.

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* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Country: Congo, Republic of the
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Sangha department: Souanke district, north into Cameroon.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Njyem
People Name General: Njyem
ROP3 Code: 115395
Joshua Project People ID: 19343
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,400
Population all Countries: 10,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Benue
People Name General: Njyem
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Njyem (5,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): njy    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity93.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions7.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic75.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2002
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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None Reported
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Njyem in Congo, Republic of the

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