Nzime in Congo, Republic of the





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

They are subsistence farmers and trappers. They live on very little income, which mainly comes from selling animals they trap. They have a low standard of health and educational levels are equally low.

Where Are they Located?

South of Djaposten, going to the Dja River south of Lomie. They are found in many small villages along seasonally-passable roads.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are nominally monotheistic, but functionally politheistic, since they consider that God is distant and that the important sources of blessings and curses are their living relatives.

What Are Their Needs?

They have the Word of God but need to learn to read it and meditate upon it.

Prayer Points

They need to be delivered from:
1. fear of sorcery
2. an inherited blood covenant binding them to the Baka pygmies
3. a desire to resist the mandate to exercise dominion over the animals (which they do not domesticate in the usual sense)
4. a desire to avoid tending the earth in order to raise crops
5. alcoholism.

Profile Source:   Keith Beavon  

People Name General Nzime
People Name in Country Nzime
Population in Congo, Republic of the 2,400
World Population 30,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bajwee, Djimu, Dzem, Ndjem, Zimu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Nzime
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 14110

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Koonzime: Nzime (2,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Koonzime: Nzime 2,400
For Primary Language: Koonzime

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1986)
New Testament Yes   (1998-2003)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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Profile Source: Keith Beavon  
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