Apakabeti in Congo, Democratic Republic of

The Apakabeti have only been reported in Congo, Democratic Republic of
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Introduction / History

The Pagibete live in the rainforest, isolated from others by the Dua River. The people rely on subsistence farming, hunting and fishing to support themselves. The men leave their villages periodically to hunt in the forest. Their diet includes cassava, plantains, rice and maize. They also raise sheep, chickens, ducks and goats for food and income, as forest hunting is becoming less productive. They are self-sufficient, but their isolation restricts trade and communication.

The Pagibete people are among more than 50 million Congolese people who have been affected by civil war that has claimed an estimated 3 to 5 million lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some Pagibete villages have been damaged or even destroyed during the nation's civil war. About 75 percent of the Pagibete people claim to be Christians. The rest practice animism or adhere to cult-like groups. The Pagibete people show a hunger to own Bibles, and during church services, there are frequent explanations of the Scriptures in the Pagibete language. Amid devastation from war, the Pagibete people have responded enthusiastically to Bible translation efforts. The political and economic situation has made it difficult for outsiders to enter the country, but church leaders have released educated people from their congregations to help translate the Scriptures.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Apakabeti
People Name in Country Apakabeti
World Population 48,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Apagibete
People ID 10366
ROP3 Code 100412
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Equateur province: Businga, Yakoma, and Bumba territories; Mongbapele along road south of Businga; Momveda around Ngakpo on Dua river north side, across from Gumba; Yakoma territory, Butu. Ndundusana in north Bumba territory, south of Butu and at Ndundu-Sana.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Equateur province: Businga, Yakoma, and Bumba territories; Mongbapele along road south of Businga; Momveda around Ngakpo on Dua river north side, across from Gumba; Yakoma territory, Butu. Ndundusana in north Bumba territory, south of Butu and at Ndundu-Sana..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Pagibete (48,000 speakers)
Language Code pae   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pagibete (48,000 speakers)
Language Code pae   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pagibete

Primary Language:  Pagibete

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1996)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.00 %)
82.00 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
26.0 %
Protestant
23.0 %
Roman Catholic
39.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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