Budu in Congo, Democratic Republic of

Joshua Project has identified the Budu only in Congo, Democratic Republic of





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Budu live in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Province Orientale in the Haut-Uele district and the territory of Wamba. There are two Budu sub-groups: Pygmies and Lika. They are all Budus but speak other languages beside Budu.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Budu in general live in the rainy tropical forest and they have agriculture as the principal activity. Budu are probably one of the poorest population in Democratic Republic of Congo, since they live only from what their produce and it is kind of an isolated place since most of the roads to their area have not been fixed for over 20 years. To get medicine and other goods, the Budu still use bicycles sometimes carrying 300kgs on the bicycle for 700kms.

The Budu are called peaceful people because in their history there is no resistance or fighting mentioned. So they don't know war. They live peaceful lives characterized by kindness. They are among the most to have welcomed missionaries and other foreigners.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Catholic church was the first to evangelize Budu then the Evangelical church led by WEC (World wide Evangelical Crusade today Worldwide Evangel for Christ) came to evangelize the Budu. The Fonder of the WEC, Charles Studd died on the Budu's soil and his grave is in Ibambi. The WEC local daughter church, CECCA-16, has a Christian hospital which was started in the 1950s by Dr Helen Roseveare from England.

Many Budu believe in Jesus Christ and few of them are Muslim or don't attend to any church but still know about Jesus.

What Are Their Needs?

The Budu need improved schools and medical care for their children. Nebobongo hospital is in the need of support (finance and material and spiritual) to be able to spread the Gospel to those in need and to take care of the poor. The Budu also need roads to be build by the government for better transportation to their region.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Budu
People Name in Country Budu
Population in Congo, Democratic Republic of 334,000
World Population 334,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Budu
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 10979
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Orientale Province, Wamba Territory. 8 collectivit√©s.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Budu (334,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Budu 334,000
For Primary Language: Budu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000-2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Budu Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
12.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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