Kumu in Congo, Democratic Republic of

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

The Komo are horticulturalists who live in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the rain forest and rolling hills. They come from Bantu stock who migrated southward from modern day Cameroon to the Congo River Basin, then upstream toward the Ituri, Maiko and Lowa tributaries, beginning around 1000 B.C. The Komo are hospitable people, with a somewhat poor self image, who have historically been persecuted, both by Swahili traders under the leadership of Tiputip, and by Belgian colonialists. They were Animists who came under Christian influence in the mid-1930s. Now they have a Christian verneer over their Animist worldview.

The core ritual is circumcision of adolescent boys; their practice of circumcision has been copied by neighboring people groups. They are known as innovators in the religious sphere. For example, there was a Pentecostal revival in the early 1950s that spread throughout the church in the heart of Africa area, led by non-Pentecostal missionaries from the Komo people.

The Komo place a high value on loyalty to the extended family and honoring the in-laws.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kumu
People Name in Country Kumu
Alternate Names Komo; Kuumu
Population this Country 902,000
Population all Countries 902,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12846
ROP3 Code 105401
ROP25 Code 304374
ROP25 Name Kumu
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Maniema province: Lubutu and Punia territories; Nord-Kivu province: Walikale; Orientale province: Opienge territory. Lubutu is center.   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 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Maniema province: Lubutu and Punia territories; Nord-Kivu province: Walikale; Orientale province: Opienge territory. Lubutu is center..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Komo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (902,000 speakers)
Language Code kmw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Komo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (902,000 speakers)
Language Code kmw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Komo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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