Bokoto in Central African Republic

Joshua Project has identified the Bokoto only in Central African Republic
Population
180,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

At one time diamonds were the life blood of the Bokoto people. A hard days work was enough to provide for a family's basic needs. But now there are no more diamond or forestry companies to feed the Bokoto speakers' regional economy. Expatriates and bandits challenge every aspect of daily life and chip away at their hope.

For many, their only defense is to buy protection from local healers or appease lifeless gods. Christians have also confused Bible tenants as mere rituals.
Families now choose Africa's other national resource: fertile land as subsistence farmers. They cultivate cassava , peanuts and corn and sell excess crops in markets. That's their sole income — available if crops aren't trampled by cows and goats.

Local economic conditions are driven by wealthy expatriates, who have significant cultural differences. And Bokoto speakers have little to defend their economy and land against continued exploitation.
Because of peoples' increasing hopelessness, it was agreed that Bokoto people needed help quickly, so a Luke translation began almost immediately.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Early in the project Catholic, Apostolic and Cooperation churches all joined the effort. These pastors and congregations volunteered, provided translators and community checked excerpts for clarity and understanding. By the end of December 2011, they finished Luke and scheduled production for the "JESUS" film.

Given the community reception and need, the entire New Testament and six Old Testament books have been slated for translation. Before this large undertaking has even begun, Faith Comes by Hearing has agreed to provide Proclaimer broadcast tools to promote listening groups, evangelism and training.


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People Name General Bokoto
People Name in Country Bokoto
Population in Central African Republic 180,000
World Population 180,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bokote, Gbaya of Boda
People ID 10909
Country Central African Republic
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Baoro, Carnot, Boda subprefectures.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Central African Republic
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Baoro, Carnot, Boda subprefectures.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Bhogoto   People group listing
Language Code: bdt   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bhogoto   People group listing
Language Code: bdt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bhogoto

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bokoto
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 46.00 %)
89.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
8.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
21.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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