Ngumbi, Kombe in Equatorial Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Ngumbi only in Equatorial Guinea





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Kombe people live primarily on the coast of Equatorial Guinea along an 80 km stretch, from the city of Bata in the north to the city of Mbini in the south. They are peaceful fishers and hunter-gatherers. Historically, the Kombe are one of the 18 Ndowe tribal groups. Ndowe means: we united. They all live along the coast of EG and also along the coasts of Cameroon and Gabon.

Their language is one of at least 16 Bantu languages in the Bongwe cluster. Possibly as a result of the prominence of the Kombe in favorable relationship with colonial powers, the name Kombe is often used in modern times to group up to ten of the less prominent Ndowe people groups. The language shift among these groups seems to be towards a more united Kombe language. ( Names of these groups are: Asonga, Bomudi, Yandye, Moganda, Bole, Ndama, Mooma, Bobenda, Mapanga, and Kombe.

As a result of the Spanish colonization, the large majority of the Kombe are nominally Roman Catholic. But few have personally accepted the Gospel. The New Testament was translated in the mid 1900's and last published in 1975. There is a possible need for revision , as well as for educators (literacy and general), Church planting and evangelism. There are no full time missionaries among the Kombe people (1996)

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Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ngumbi
People Name in Country Ngumbi, Kombe
Population in Equatorial Guinea 10,000
World Population 10,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Combe, Kombe
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Ngumbi
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 13372
Country Equatorial Guinea
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Rio Muni coast, including Ecuco village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kombe (10,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kombe 10,000
For Primary Language: Kombe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1958)
New Testament Yes   (1940-1975)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
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0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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