Mamvu in Congo, Democratic Republic of

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

The Mamvu live in the Watsa Territory of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They are subsistence farmers, who live on a diet of rice, plantain, manioc, and millet. There are also coffee plantations and gold mines in the area. Many of the miners and plantation workers however, have come from outside. In some places the Mamvu are a minority in their own traditional area. Most Mamvu reside in small villages and homesteads. Their shelters are made of mud-wattle walls with thatched roof.

They speak a Sudanic language which they call "Tengo". It is related to Lese and Mangbetu. They use Bangala to talk to outsiders. The Mamvu are slow to change, but quite open to missionaries. They are very receptive to education. There are, however, only two schools that serve primarily Mamvu pupils. All the other schools have an ethnically mixed student body. The schooling is done in Bangala or French. Most of the Mamvu still practice traditional religion, often mixed with Christianity. The Assemblies of God first presented Christianity to them in 1932, but the younger generations did not embrace it and therefore other language groups predominate in the churches, and today few Mamvu are churched.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mamvu
People Name in Country Mamvu
Population this Country 139,000
Population all Countries 139,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Amengi; Efe Pygmy; Momfu
People ID 13473
ROP3 Code 106203
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: Watsa territory, west and southwest of Watsa.   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: Watsa territory, west and southwest of Watsa..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Mamvu (139,000 speakers)
Language Code mdi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mamvu (139,000 speakers)
Language Code mdi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mamvu

Primary Language:  Mamvu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1931)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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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 18.00 %)
84.00 %
Ethnic Religions
16.00 %
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
25.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
38.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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