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Teke-Tyee in Congo, Republic of the

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
24,000 Teke-Tyee Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % No No   

Teke-Tyee in Congo, Republic of the

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Introduction / History
The Teke-Tyee people are part of the larger Teke Kingdom, which still has a king and queen.

Folks throughout the Brazzaville region live off the same river, hunt the same forests and raise similar crops. The people live off what they grow in gardens and cultivate from the land. The one thing that distinguishes Teke-Tyee people from other tribes in the area is their royal heritage.

For generations, Teke royalty have presided over spiritual matters. They protect the ethnic belief system with its animistic powers. Rituals and superstitions infuse much of their culture and way of life. Those who discover the Gospel immediately have a test of faith.

The traditional Teke conception of the Supreme Being is that of an evil and impersonal God.. The Christianity they have been taught does not adequately address issues such as ancestors and spirits, so they fall back on traditional beliefs. Believers who have active faith in God are ostracized from society and rejected by their families.

Teke translators have completed Ruth, Mark and Luke, which are ready for publication.

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Country: Congo, Republic of the
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Lékoumou, Pool, and Bouenza departments, between Makaka and Kitembe.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Teke-Tyee
People Name General: Teke-Tyee
ROP3 Code: 115381
Joshua Project People ID: 19589
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 24,000
Population all Countries: 24,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
People Name General: Teke-Tyee
Ethnic Code: NAB57k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Teke-Tyee (24,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tyx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant16.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian17.00 %
Roman Catholic57.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2010–2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Teke-Tyee in Congo, Republic of the

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