They are subsistence farmers and trappers. They live on very little income, which mainly comes from selling animals they trap. They have a low standard of health and educational levels are equally low.
South of Djaposten, going to the Dja River south of Lomie. They are found in many small villages along seasonally-passable roads.
They are nominally monotheistic, but functionally politheistic, since they consider that God is distant and that the important sources of blessings and curses are their living relatives.
They have the Word of God but need to learn to read it and meditate upon it.
* Scripture Prayers for the Nzime in Congo, Republic of the.
They need to be delivered from:
1. fear of sorcery
2. an inherited blood covenant binding them to the Baka pygmies
3. a desire to resist the mandate to exercise dominion over the animals (which they do not domesticate in the usual sense)
4. a desire to avoid tending the earth in order to raise crops
|Profile Source: Keith Beavon|
|People Name General||Nzime|
|People Name in Country||Nzime|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Bajwee, Djimu, Dzem, Ndjem, Zimu|
|Primary Language||Koonzime (3,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ozm Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||12258 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Koonzime
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1998-2003)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 7.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|