Njyem in Congo, Republic of the





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

They are subsistence farmers, trappers, fishermen. Some have cocoa trees that generate small amounts of cash.

Where Are they Located?

Heavily-forested zone south of the Dja River in Cameroon, extending to Souanke in Congo. They are in small villages, many of which are on footpaths.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are animistic, believing in the ability of people to transform into animals at will. They do not encourage individual accomplishment, preferring to see everyone stay at a comparable level.

What Are Their Needs?

They need the Word of God in their language. There is no widely-known writing system, although missionary linguists have done a phonology and are attempting to teach the use of two writing systems with varying degrees of tone-marking. There are very few villages with adequate water year-round and few with schools.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Njyem people will see that they need to hear God speak to them in their own language.

Profile Source:   Keith Beavon  

People Name General Njyem
People Name in Country Njyem
Population in Congo, Republic of the 4,400
World Population 8,700
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Njyem
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 19343
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country City of Souanke, and Brazzaville.   Source: 

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Njyem (4,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Njyem 4,400
For Primary Language: Njyem

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2002)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
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 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Profile Source: Keith Beavon  
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