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Ngumbi in Equatorial Guinea


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Kombe Christianity 97.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Ngumbi in Equatorial Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Kombe people live primarily on the coast of Equatorial Guinea along an 80 km stretch, from the city of Bata in the north to the city of Mbini in the south. They are peaceful fishers and hunter-gatherers. Historically, the Kombe are one of the 18 Ndowe tribal groups. Ndowe means: we united. They all live along the coast of EG and also along the coasts of Cameroon and Gabon.

Their language is one of at least 16 Bantu languages in the Bongwe cluster. Possibly as a result of the prominence of the Kombe in favorable relationship with colonial powers, the name Kombe is often used in modern times to group up to ten of the less prominent Ndowe people groups. The language shift among these groups seems to be towards a more united Kombe language. ( Names of these groups are: Asonga, Bomudi, Yandye, Moganda, Bole, Ndama, Mooma, Bobenda, Mapanga, and Kombe.

As a result of the Spanish colonization, the large majority of the Kombe are nominally Roman Catholic. But few have personally accepted the Gospel. The New Testament was translated in the mid 1900s and last published in 1975. There is a possible need for revision , as well as for educators (literacy and general), Church planting and evangelism. There are no full time missionaries among the Kombe people (1996)

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Country: Equatorial Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Litoral province: Rio Muni coast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Ngumbi
People Name General: Ngumbi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107288
Joshua Project People ID: 13372
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 18,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
People Name General: Ngumbi
Ethnic Code: NAB57k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kombe (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nui    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity97.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
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: 1958
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ngumbi in Equatorial Guinea

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    Bantu, Northwest     Africa, West and Central    
      Ngumbi Equatorial Guinea    
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