Ngeti, South Lendu in Congo, Democratic Republic of

The Ngeti have only been reported in Congo, Democratic Republic of
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ngiti people are a large group of persons who live on the fertile hill slopes of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo along the border with Uganda south of Lake Mobutu. They are self-sufficient agricultural people engaging in a wide range of farming activities as well as some animal husbandry. Farm products produce a balanced diet including maize, beans, various root crops, bananas and plantain. This diet is supplemented with milk and meat from the cattle and goat herds.

Land is owned communally by the village. When a man marries he is assigned a plot by the village elders which he retains so long as his family works it properly. Should he die or relocate his family, the land reverts to the village community property. Normally homes are along the ridges with the farm down the hillside. Very little development has reached these people.

School administration is done by church groups. The first three years of Primary school are taught in Kiswahili, then they switch over to French. Consequently a child who hears only the Ngiti language at home is presented with the problem of trying to learn his subjects in two entirely new languages. This includes trying to read, though no books are provided. Quite a few of the children cannot cope with this and consequently drop out before the end of Primary school. While school is considered mandatory, the parents are required to pay for uniforms, pencils and note book, an intolerable burden for many.

Several denominations have planted churches among the Ngiti population with maybe 50% of the people claiming Christianity. An alphabet has been created and several native speakers are about to begin Bible translation into their mother tongue. Scripture portions are now available. Other Ngiti people are needed to get involved in literacy work. Armed conflict in the area has hampered effort in translation and literacy and revealed the need for Scripture Use promotion.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ngeti
People Name in Country Ngeti, South Lendu
World Population 224,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Druna; Ngiti; South Lendu
People ID 13352
ROP3 Code 107262
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Orientale province: Irumu territory, south of Bunia.   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 Not ranked
Location in Country Orientale province: Irumu territory, south of Bunia..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Ngiti (224,000 speakers)
Language Code niy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ngiti (224,000 speakers)
Language Code niy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ngiti

Primary Language:  Ngiti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2000-2008)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2016)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ngiti
Text / Printed Matter Bible: The New Testament
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
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
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
35.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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