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Doondo in Congo, Republic of the

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
122,000 Doondo Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % No   

Doondo in Congo, Republic of the

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Introduction / History
The Brazzaville area where the Doonde people live is mostly rainforests and grassy savannahs fed by tributaries from the Congo River. Families rely on subsistence farming of bananas, corn, sweet potatoes and beans and cash crops coffee, cacao and palm oil. The women carry the lineage and establish family descendants while traditional religion focuses on ancestor and spirit worship.

The Doondo way of life relies on oral stories passed down for generations to watch over their history, guard proven ways of life and define seasonal changes. The team is now working on Biblical stories that will become part of the oral heritage for the next generation. Receptivity to these Bible stories has evolved into a quest for truth and freedom.

The Old Testament nuggets of truth will challenge long-held beliefs and transform lives according to Doondo speakers. By focusing on passages from the Old Testament, the project hopes to show people the difference between syncretism and Christian faith. Pastors want to see their parishioners truly understand the Word of God and be changed by it. Local churches recognize they are part of the solution. Many pastors took the first big step and agreed to provide staff members and parishioners to this project. The challenge is to translate God's Word and distribute it in a variety of formats - print, audio and oral Bible stories.

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Country: Congo, Republic of the
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Bouenza department; Madingou, Mfouati, and Boko-Songho districts; Pool department, southwest Mindouli district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Doondo
People Name General: Doondo
ROP3 Code: 115089
Joshua Project People ID: 19660
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 122,000
Population all Countries: 122,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-South
People Name General: Doondo
Ethnic Code: NAB57b
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Primary Language: Doondo (122,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dde    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions40.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(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: 2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Doondo
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Doondo in Congo, Republic of the

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