Furu in Congo, Democratic Republic of


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

In the savanna along the Ubangi River, Furu speakers enjoy spacious land where they can spread out to raise chickens, goats and a few cattle. They plant gardens that include cassava and peanuts. Native grasses make an attractive roofing material for their houses, and keep them cool under the blazing African sun.

The Furu language originated farther north. It is of the Nilo-Saharan language family; early Furu settlers likely immigrated here from around Darfur, Sudan.

The Furu people call the creator god "Nzapa." This deity works through intermediary spirits. One inhabits people, requiring offerings to a certain kind of tree (Kwara tree). They believe appeasing another, "Nafe," ensures health, good luck, and good harvests, and that "Zuga" controls the outcome of the hunt. Both living and dead ancestors also wield influence. Furu life is steeped in fear and bound by rituals to assure good outcomes. They need the Savior who will bring them freedom, peace and abundant life. Understandable Scripture is needed to introduce them to Him and a translation project has begun.

A project has begun to create MP3 audio Scripture so believers will have access and be able to share with neighbors and friends. The project 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.


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People Name General Furu
People Name in Country Furu
Population this Country 36,000
Population all Countries 42,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Busuu
People ID 11780
ROP3 Code 103086
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Equateur province: Nord Ubangi, Bosobolo and Mobaye territories, east of Bosobolo.   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 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Equateur province: Nord Ubangi, Bosobolo and Mobaye territories, east of Bosobolo..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Furu (36,000 speakers)
Language Code fuu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Furu (36,000 speakers)
Language Code fuu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Furu

Primary Language:  Furu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2021)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Furu
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
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
20.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
43.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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