Mundu, Mundo in Congo, Democratic Republic of

Population

5,300

Christian

70.0%

Evangelical

23.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Mundu believe they originated in West Africa and they migrated eastward during the dry seasons, in groups. As the first groups journeyed, the leaves of the mahogany trees around them fell and covered over their tracks so that the people behind them lost the route. In this way, some Mundu traveled only as far as Zaire while the leaders reached Sudan and settled there. Linguistically, Mundu is closely related to some West African languages, giving more evidence that they originated there.

The war in Sudan has forced some Mundu to move south, back into Zaire. However, the current instability in Zaire may mean further displacement. The Mundu have always lived under one foreign government or another. Consequently, they can feel threatened, but generally they have a good self-image and are proud of their culture and language.

In recent years it has become apparent to older Mundus that their traditional culture is not being taught as carefully to their children as it was in the past. Increased mobility and Western influence is slowly changing their traditional village lifestyle where elders would be the primary means, outside the family, of passing on customs and laws.

The ground is fertile and the rain is plentiful and so, despite dislocation and war, they are able to survive on the food they grow. However, they are subsistence farmers and lack utilities, clean water supplies, transport, schools and especially medical care. Infant mortality is high and basic medicines are not easily available.

Trade languages are used for education in both Zaire and Sudan. The first missionaries came to the Mundu in the 1920s, but only learned and used the trade language. Mundu is spoken in the home and remains the 'heart language' of the people. Consequently, the Mundu are happy to have their language written down and their culture strengthened. They are excited to have literature in their own language and Christians especially want a hymn book and Scripture.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mundu
People Name in Country Mundu, Mundo
Population in Congo, Democratic Republic of 5,300
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mandu, Mondo, Mundo, Shatt
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Mundu
Ethnic Code NAB66z
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Orientale Province, north and northeast of Faradje
People Group Map Mundu, Mundo in Congo, Democratic Republic of PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundu (5,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundu 5,300
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
70%    ( Evangelical  23% )
Ethnic Religions
30.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
12.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
20.00%
Roman Catholic
8.00%
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