Havu in Congo, Democratic Republic of

The Havu have only been reported in Congo, Democratic Republic of
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Bahavu are located in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the region between River Ulindi and the Lake Kivu region (Peuple Havu, 2020). Idjwi island, a beautiful island in the middle of Lake Kivu, is known as the main place the Bahavu live. Another considerable number Bahavu live in cities and provinces near Lake Kivu, especially in the territory of Kalehe in the Sud-Kivu province. Several other Bahavu live in the Congolese diaspora around the world.


Where Are they Located?

Because of the fact that they are located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Bahavu have been strongly influenced by Catholicism. There are, however, several Protestant denominations present on Idjwi island where a good number of the Bahavu life. Despite these influences, there are still Bahavu who practice ancestral worship and some forms of animism. The beliefs of the Bahavu will hopefully be transformed with the introduction of the Bible in the Havu language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Because of the fact that they are located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Bahavu have been strongly influenced by Catholicism. There are, however, several Protestant denominations present on Idjwi island where a good number of the Bahavu life. Despite these influences, there are still Bahavu who practice ancestral worship and some forms of animism. The beliefs of the Bahavu will hopefully be transformed with the introduction of the Bible in the Havu language.


What Are Their Needs?

Although socio-economic needs abound amongst the Bahavu, the greatest need remains the knowledge of Christ and access to the Word of God in a language that each Muhavu understands. As of 2023, there already exists a translation of the Book of Luke (Peuple Havu, 2020), but it still needs broader publication, greater distribution, adoption, and utilization by the Havu speakers.

Beyond that, there are serious needs in medical, educational, and infrastructure areas.


Prayer Points

Please pray that the entirety of the Word of God would be fully translated in the Havu language and that the Bahavu would adopt the translated Word and engage with it in faith.


Scripture Prayers for the Havu in Congo, Democratic Republic of.


References

Peuple Havu. (2020, June 12). Havu. https://www.kihavu.com/fr/lire/peuple-havu


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Havu
People Name in Country Havu
Population this Country 978,000
Population all Countries 978,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Haavu
People ID 12071
ROP3 Code 103736
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sud-Kivu province: Idjwi and Kalehe territories; Nord-Kivu province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Sud-Kivu province: Idjwi and Kalehe territories; Nord-Kivu province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Havu (978,000 speakers)
Language Code hav   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Havu (978,000 speakers)
Language Code hav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Havu

Primary Language:  Havu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2022)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Havu Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Photo Source Rudi International 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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