Buja in Congo, Democratic Republic of

Joshua Project has identified the Buja only in Congo, Democratic Republic of
Population
582,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Deep in the forests of the western DRC, swamps and ponds teem with life. Here, the Budja people make their homes, planting small gardens with staples of yams and plantain to supplement their diet of abundant fish. Although local roads are sparse and largely impassable, the Congo River provides transport to markets. Some men travel by river to urban areas in search of more lucrative employment.

Life is simple, but not easy, among the Budja people. Underlying other religious professions, traditional beliefs assume that both good and bad events have spiritual causes addressed through appropriate prayers, sacrifices or ceremonial rituals.

As a matrilineal culture, Budja inheritance passes through the mother, and the matriarch is considered head of the family or clan. Traditional chiefs also play an important and highly respected role in Budja communities.

Budja families construct their homes of local materials and usually roof them with leaves or woven palm shingles. Besides fishing and gardening, to supplement both their diet and their income they gather forest products: wild game, snails, caterpillars, firewood, rattan vines, palm wine, palm nuts and palm oil.

Believers will have access to MP3 audio Scripture to share with neighbors and friends. The team expects pastors to use the translated Scripture for teaching and preaching. They also hope choirs will create songs from the translations, publicizing God's Word and memorizing and broadcasting it through music.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Buja
People Name in Country Buja
Population in Congo, Democratic Republic of 582,000
World Population 582,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Budja, Budza, North Buja, South Buja
People ID 10990
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Equateur province: Mongala, Bumba, and parts of Bongandanga territories; northwest Orientale province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Equateur province: Mongala, Bumba, and parts of Bongandanga territories; northwest Orientale province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Budza   People group listing
Language Code: bja   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Lingala
Primary Language: Budza   People group listing
Language Code: bja   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Lingala
Primary Language: Budza

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 25.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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