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Mbosi in Congo, Republic of the

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
206,000 Mbosi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 10.00 % No   

Mbosi in Congo, Republic of the

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Introduction / History
Mbosi people are a subsection of the Ubangi people who live in the Congo River Basin area. Families rely on subsistence farming and sell what they do not use. The Mbosi speakers are primarily an oral culture. Younger Mbosi speakers are choosing the national or another regional language. Churches have set up listening clubs focused on oral Bible stories.

The way of life of the Mbosi people is being threatened. The next generation is caught in a flood of technology and the attraction of other communities. Without young people to carry on their culture, way of life and language, the Mbosi people are tottering on the edge of extinction with no hope of recovery until now.

Heart language Scripture will not only preserve the heritage of the Mbosi people, but it will also redefine Christianity. Many believers find themselves caught in a syncretism belief system between two distinct faiths — Christianity and traditional religion.

Traditional beliefs speak the language and define the culture. Most of the people embrace its tenets. Christians struggle to understand God's Word, creating a crisis of faith and a tendency for many to fall back into the familiar embrace of traditional religion.

By focusing on passages from the Old Testament, it is hoped that the people will see the difference between syncretism and Christian faith. Pastors want to see their parishioners truly understand the Word of God and be changed by it.

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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: Abala district; Cuvette department: Owando, Boundiji, and Mossaka districts, south of Owando; Cuvette-Ouest department: Ewo district.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Mbosi
People Name General: Mbosi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106484
Joshua Project People ID: 13634
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 206,000
Population all Countries: 206,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Congo
People Name General: Mbosi
Ethnic Code: NAB57c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mbosi (206,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mdw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity40.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions60.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent19.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian21.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mbosi
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Mbosi in Congo, Republic of the

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      Mbosi Congo, Republic of the    
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