Nzime in Congo, Republic of the

Largest Religion
Main Language
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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
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 4  (per
Alternate Names Bajwee, Djimu, Dzem, Ndjem, Zimu
People ID 14110

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Koonzime (2,400 speakers)
Language Code: ozm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Koonzime (2,400 speakers)
Language Code: ozm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Koonzime

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1986)
New Testament Yes   (1998-2003)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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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