Teke, Northeast in Congo, Republic of the

Joshua Project has identified the Teke, Northeast only in Congo, Republic of the





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Ngungwel translators have completed some New Testament portion drafts and published two parables. The people live off what they grow in gardens and cultivate from the land. The Ngungwel language is part of the Teke family of languages.

Traditional religion had a firm grip on the Ngungwel people. Then someone got a glimpse of the Gospel. Just a small light of truth burst on the scene, prompting more questions and igniting a quest for God.

There was no outside support or encouragement, just an internal motivation to find out more about Jesus. Without training, a group of Ngungwel men started to translate God's Word into their heart language. Realizing they needed help, this band of believers approached SIL-Congo. SIL has given some of them training, as well as adding some better qualified translators to the team to help them achieve their strong desire to have the Bible in Ngungwel.

Even with the advancements in heart language Scripture, believers still battle the influence of the traditional belief system on their daily lives. Many believers juggle a confusing mixture of culture and Christianity, robbing them of true freedom.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Teke, Northeast
People Name in Country Teke, Northeast
Population in Congo, Republic of the 91,000
World Population 91,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mpu, Ngungwel, Northeast Teke
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Teke, Northeast
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 13999
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Plateaux Province, Gamboma District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ngungwel (91,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngungwel 91,000
For Primary Language: Ngungwel

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
95.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.50 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.