Kongo in Congo, Republic of the

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





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Brazzaville region has rainforests and grassy savannahs fed by tributaries from the Congo River. Families rely on subsistence farming and sell what they do not use. The Kituba language is one of two main languages in the Republic of Congo. People who speak Kituba live in the southern half of the country, in and between two major cities Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

Though they have the New Testament, the Kituba people struggle to shed the remnants of traditional religion. Devotions spark hope, but without the foundation of the Old Testament, people are left without context, reducing their ability to apply biblical truths to real life experiences. Amid indecision, familiar traditional beliefs rush in like a flood, causing confusion and leaving frustration in their wake.

These traditional beliefs embrace a main creator of all things a supreme God who is only accessible to human beings after death. They also include belief in an array of intermediaries, such as spirits or ancestors, who are worshiped to obtain advice, healing and good harvests.

Without the benefit of the Old Testament, people fail to see the ways in which their cultural beliefs fall short of the full freedom and power offered in the New Testament. Churches are looking for a way to bridge the cultural gap and provide the breakthrough Kituba people need. The Kituba need a new standard a new cultural definition with a direct connection to God.

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People Name General Kongo
People Name in Country Kongo
Population in Congo, Republic of the 1,548,000
World Population 1,548,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-South
People Name General Kongo
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 13795
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mainly between Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kituba (1,548,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kituba 1,548,000
For Primary Language: Kituba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1989)
New Testament Yes   (2005)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kituba Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.50 %)
95.20 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.80 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
14.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
19.0 %
13.0 %
Roman Catholic
54.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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