Songye, Western Kalebwe in Congo, Democratic Republic of

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People Name General Songye
People Name in Country Songye, Western Kalebwe
Population in Congo, Democratic Republic of 1,855,000
World Population 1,855,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Songe, Western Kalebwe
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Luba
People Name General Songye
Ethnic Code NAB57f
People ID 14994
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kasaï Oriental Province, between Sankuru and Lualaba rivers, mainly Kabinda zone and east into Katanga Province, Kongolo and Kabolo territories.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Songe (1,855,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Songe 1,855,000
For Primary Language: Songe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1920-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1952-1978)
Complete Bible Yes   (2008-2010)
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Songe Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
9.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
27.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
47.0 %
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