Mbosi, Mbochi in Congo, Republic of the

Joshua Project has identified the Mbosi only in Congo, Republic of the





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Mbosi people are a subsection of the Ubangi people who live in the Congo River Basin area. Families rely on subsistence farming and sell what they do not use. The Mbosi speakers are primarily an oral culture. Younger Mbosi speakers are choosing the national or another regional language. Churches have set up listening clubs focused on oral Bible stories.

The way of life of the Mbosi people is being threatened. The next generation is caught in a flood of technology and the attraction of other communities. Without young people to carry on their culture, way of life and language, the Mbosi people are tottering on the edge of extinction with no hope of recovery until now.

Heart language Scripture will not only preserve the heritage of the Mbosi people, but it will also redefine Christianity. Many believers find themselves caught in a syncretism belief system between two distinct faiths — Christianity and traditional religion.

Traditional beliefs speak the language and define the culture. Most of the people embrace its tenets. Christians struggle to understand God's Word, creating a crisis of faith and a tendency for many to fall back into the familiar embrace of traditional religion.

By focusing on passages from the Old Testament, it is hoped that the people will see the difference between syncretism and Christian faith. Pastors want to see their parishioners truly understand the Word of God and be changed by it.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mbosi
People Name in Country Mbosi, Mbochi
Population in Congo, Republic of the 165,000
World Population 165,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mbochi, Mboshe
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Congo
People Name General Mbosi
Ethnic Code NAB57c
People ID 13634
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cuvette region, Owando and Mossaka districts, south of Owando; Plateaux region, Abala District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mbosi (165,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbosi 165,000
For Primary Language: Mbosi

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
94.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.50 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
19.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
21.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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