Teke-Tyee in Congo, Republic of the

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





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Teke-Tyee people are part of the larger Teke Kingdom, which still has a king and queen.
Folks throughout the Brazzaville region live off the same river, hunt the same forests and raise similar crops. The people live off what they grow in gardens and cultivate from the land. The one thing that distinguishes Teke-Tyee people from other tribes in the area is their royal heritage.

For generations, Teke royalty have presided over spiritual matters. They protect the ethnic belief system with its animistic powers. Rituals and superstitions infuse much of their culture and way of life. Those who discover the Gospel immediately have a test of faith.

The traditional Teke conception of the Supreme Being is that of an evil and impersonal God.. The Christianity they have been taught does not adequately address issues such as ancestors and spirits, so they fall back on traditional beliefs. Believers who have active faith in God are ostracized from society and rejected by their families.

Teke translators have completed Ruth, Mark and Luke, which are ready for publication.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Teke-Tyee
People Name in Country Teke-Tyee
Population in Congo, Republic of the 20,000
World Population 20,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Teke-Tyee
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 19589
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Lekoumou region, Bouenza.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Teke-Tyee (20,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Teke-Tyee 20,000
For Primary Language: Teke-Tyee

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
17.0 %
16.0 %
Roman Catholic
57.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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