Nzime in Congo, Republic of the

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

They are subsistence farmers and trappers. They live on very little income, which mainly comes from selling animals they trap. They have a low standard of health and educational levels are equally low.

Where Are they Located?

South of Djaposten, going to the Dja River south of Lomie. They are found in many small villages along seasonally-passable roads.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are nominally monotheistic, but functionally politheistic, since they consider that God is distant and that the important sources of blessings and curses are their living relatives.

What Are Their Needs?

They have the Word of God but need to learn to read it and meditate upon it.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nzime in Congo, Republic of the.

They need to be delivered from:
1. fear of sorcery
2. an inherited blood covenant binding them to the Baka pygmies
3. a desire to resist the mandate to exercise dominion over the animals (which they do not domesticate in the usual sense)
4. a desire to avoid tending the earth in order to raise crops
5. alcoholism.

Profile Source:   Keith Beavon  

People Name General Nzime
People Name in Country Nzime
Population this Country 3,100
Population all Countries 35,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bajwee; Djimu; Dzem; Ndjem; Zimu
People ID 14110
ROP3 Code 107576

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Primary Language Koonzime (3,100 speakers)
Language Code ozm   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nzime
Dialect Code 12258   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Koonzime (3,100 speakers)
Language Code ozm   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nzime
Dialect Code 12258   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Koonzime

Primary Language:  Koonzime

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Beavon  
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