Kumu in Congo, Democratic Republic of

Joshua Project has identified the Kumu only in Congo, Democratic Republic of
Population
709,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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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People Name General Kumu
People Name in Country Kumu
Population in Congo, Democratic Republic of 709,000
World Population 709,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Komo, Kuumu
People ID 12846
ROP3 Code 105401
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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 West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Maniema province: Lubutu and Punia territories; Nord-Kivu province: Walikale; Orientale province: Opienge territory. Lubutu is center..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Komo (709,000 speakers)
Language Code kmw   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Komo
Primary Language Komo (709,000 speakers)
Language Code kmw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Komo

Primary Language:  Komo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1991-1998)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
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 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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
48.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
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