Omi in Congo, Democratic Republic of

The Omi have only been reported in Congo, Democratic Republic of
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Omi people live in northeastern Congo (DRC), near the Sudan and Uganda borders. Their homeland is filled with economic potential: fertile land, timber forests, grazing, and gold. However, people from outside the region benefit from these resources most, not the Omi themselves. Most Omi make their living from subsistence farming or raising livestock. Some earn a little cash through other trades, primarily raising tobacco as a cash crop.

The Omi people do not hide their anger. This is manifested in bitter quarrels and insults; physical combat is rare. But they also know how to forgive. Sincere reconciliation takes place by sharing a common meal. There is great respect for the extended family and for traditional customs. Sickness, death and setbacks in life are attributed to wrong conduct towards parents, sisters or uncles.

The Omi are open and welcoming, and many people from neighboring groups live among them, notably Lugbara and Kakwa. They are keenly interested in modern medical care and schooling; sadly, these are lacking in the Omi area. For leisure activities, there is traditional dance, hunting, and fishing. Unfortunately, alcohol consumption is impacting the youth negatively, especially those who are uneducated or unemployed.

The Omi have been less affected economically by the recent civil war than many other peoples in eastern DRC because they live near the border with Uganda and have access to imported goods. But the fighting has created instability and a lack of security in the Omi region. As ethnic conflict continues to the south, they may be increasingly called upon to host refugees. No doubt their hopes for development have been deferred by the war's disruption. Christianity is widespread, and Catholics constitute a large majority. The Protestant church sections serving the area are based outside the Omi homeland. Bible translation in the Omi language began in 2003, with the participation of both Catholic and Protestant churches.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Omi
People Name in Country Omi
Alternate Names Kaliko-Omi
Population this Country 163,000
Population all Countries 163,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14155
ROP3 Code 107642
ROP25 Code 306322
ROP25 Name Omi
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Orientale province: Aru territory, between Nzoro and Lowa rivers along Aru to Aba road.   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 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Orientale province: Aru territory, between Nzoro and Lowa rivers along Aru to Aba road..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
79.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
6.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Omi (163,000 speakers)
Language Code omi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Omi (163,000 speakers)
Language Code omi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Omi

Primary Language:  Omi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2005-2011)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2021)
Bible-Complete No
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Omi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
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