Mundu in Congo, Democratic Republic of


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Mundu believe they originated in West Africa and they migrated eastward during the dry seasons, in groups. As the first groups journeyed, the leaves of the mahogany trees around them fell and covered over their tracks so that the people behind them lost the route. In this way, some Mundu traveled only as far as Democratic Republic of Congo while the leaders reached Sudan and settled there. Linguistically, Mundu is closely related to some West African languages, giving more evidence that they originated there.

The war in Sudan has forced some Mundu to move south, back into Democratic Republic of Congo. However, the current instability in Democratic Republic of Congo may mean further displacement. The Mundu have always lived under one foreign government or another. Consequently, they can feel threatened, but generally they have a good self-image and are proud of their culture and language.

In recent years it has become apparent to older Mundus that their traditional culture is not being taught as carefully to their children as it was in the past. Increased mobility and Western influence is slowly changing their traditional village lifestyle where elders would be the primary means, outside the family, of passing on customs and laws.

The ground is fertile and the rain is plentiful and so, despite dislocation and war, they are able to survive on the food they grow. However, they are subsistence farmers and lack utilities, clean water supplies, transport, schools and especially medical care. Infant mortality is high and basic medicines are not easily available.

Trade languages are used for education in both Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan. The first missionaries came to the Mundu in the 1920s, but only learned and used the trade language. Mundu is spoken in the home and remains the 'heart language' of the people. Consequently, the Mundu are happy to have their language written down and their culture strengthened. They are excited to have literature in their own language and Christians especially want a hymn book and Scripture.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mundu in Congo, Democratic Republic of.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Mundu
People Name in Country Mundu
Population this Country 6,800
Population all Countries 27,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Mandu; Mondo; Mundo; Shatt
People ID 13871
ROP3 Code 106901
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Orientale province: north and northeast of Faradje.   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 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Orientale province: north and northeast of Faradje..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mundu (6,800 speakers)
Language Code muh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mundu (6,800 speakers)
Language Code muh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mundu

Primary Language:  Mundu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1984-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2005-2011)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mundu
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mündü
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 23.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
8.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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