Dondo in Congo, Republic of the

Joshua Project has identified the Dondo only in Congo, Republic of the





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Brazzaville area where the Doonde people live is mostly rainforests and grassy savannahs fed by tributaries from the Congo River. Families rely on subsistence farming of bananas, corn, sweet potatoes and beans and cash crops coffee, cacao and palm oil. The women carry the lineage and establish family descendants while traditional religion focuses on ancestor and spirit worship.

The Doondo way of life relies on oral stories passed down for generations to watch over their history, guard proven ways of life and define seasonal changes. The team is now working on Biblical stories that will become part of the oral heritage for the next generation. Receptivity to these Bible stories has evolved into a quest for truth and freedom.
The Old Testament nuggets of truth will challenge long-held beliefs and transform lives according to Doondo speakers. By focusing on passages from the Old Testament, the project hopes to show people the difference between syncretism and Christian faith. Pastors want to see their parishioners truly understand the Word of God and be changed by it. Local churches recognize they are part of the solution. Many pastors took the first big step and agreed to provide staff members and parishioners to this project. The challenge is to translate God's Word and distribute it in a variety of formats - print, audio and oral Bible stories.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Dondo
People Name in Country Dondo
Population in Congo, Republic of the 96,000
World Population 96,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-South
People Name General Dondo
Ethnic Code NAB57b
People ID 19660
Country Congo, Republic of the
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bouenza region; Nkayi, Madingou, Mfouati, and Boko-Songho districts.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Doondo (96,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Doondo 96,000
For Primary Language: Doondo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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