Ndogo in Congo, Democratic Republic of

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Introduction / History

The Ndogo migrated from what is today the Central Africa Republic around the 10th century AD. As they migrated, they came into conflict with the Azande who forced the Ndogo further north into their present homeland in south Sudan, west of Wau. The Ndogo culture and way of life is now threatened since the civil war in 1986 caused the migration of many of them into towns like Wau, Juba and Khartoum. The urban population has risen from 20-25% (before 1986) to around 70%. It is estimated that 30% have left their farmlands for the forests since the civil war.

The Ndogo were originally agriculturalists. They are hard workers and value self-sufficiency. Apart from farming they value skilled labor tasks such as carpentry and blacksmithing.

Ndogo has become a prestigious language. Its trade language status and its general use have been encouraged by the early translation work of the Roman Catholic Church. Education in the Ndogo language was also made possible by this work.

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People Name General Ndogo
People Name in Country Ndogo
Population in Congo, Democratic Republic of 6,400
World Population 29,400
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gbaya-Ndogo
People ID 13284
ROP3 Code 107163

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Ndogo (6,400 speakers)
Language Code ndz   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndogo
Primary Language Ndogo (6,400 speakers)
Language Code ndz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndogo

Primary Language:  Ndogo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1985-1990)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2001)
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
69.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
6.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
12.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
63.0 %
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