Mbimu in Central African Republic


Population
35,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In the early 1900s, the poorly armed Mpiemo people fled adversaries who were attacking their villages with firearms. Their flight along a river brought them to their current location where they settled in a densely forested area in western Central African Republic (CAR). There are also some Mpiemo villages in Cameroon and farther south in Congo.

Today, Mpiemo people support themselves by farming, hunting, trapping and sporadic logging expeditions. Everyone grows manioc, the staple food; they eat both roots and leaves of this tuber. Other crops include peanuts, corn, squash, various greens, tobacco, coffee, taro, yams and bananas.

Modern commercial logging ventures bring both helpful and detrimental side effects. Because the companies employ large numbers of people, the local economy receives a much-needed but temporary boost. In its wake, logging ventures disrupt the forests' ecosystems, making hunting and trapping much less productive. Overhunting to satisfy the loggers need for meat has made game scarce. Many logging families no longer have gardens to turn back to for sustenance, adding to the disruption.


What Are Their Needs?

Poverty gnaws at the fabric of Mpiemo society. It impacts the quality of life, health and developmental opportunities for families. Some have abandoned their farms to pursue diamond mining with its illusive lure of instant wealth.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mbimu
People Name in Country Mbimu
Population in Central African Republic 35,000
World Population 45,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Jasua, Mbyemo, Mpyemo
People ID 13628
ROP3 Code 106476
Country Central African Republic
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mambéré-Kadéï prefecture: Gamboula subprefecture; Sangha-Mbaéré prefecture: Nola subprefecture.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Central African Republic
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mambéré-Kadéï prefecture: Gamboula subprefecture; Sangha-Mbaéré prefecture: Nola subprefecture..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mpiemo (35,000 speakers)
Language Code mcx   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mpiemo
Primary Language Mpiemo (35,000 speakers)
Language Code mcx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mpiemo

Primary Language:  Mpiemo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mpiemo
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 40.00 %)
92.00 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
1.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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Map Source Anonymous  
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