Omi in Congo, Democratic Republic of

The Omi have only been reported in Congo, Democratic Republic of
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Omi people live in northeastern Congo (DRC), near the Sudan and Uganda borders. Their homeland is filled with economic potential: fertile land, timber forests, grazing, and gold. However, people from outside the region benefit from these resources most, not the Omi themselves. Most Omi make their living from subsistence farming or raising livestock. Some earn a little cash through other trades, primarily raising tobacco as a cash crop.

The Omi people do not hide their anger. This is manifested in bitter quarrels and insults; physical combat is rare. But they also know how to forgive. Sincere reconciliation takes place by sharing a common meal. There is great respect for the extended family and for traditional customs. Sickness, death and setbacks in life are attributed to wrong conduct towards parents, sisters or uncles.

The Omi are open and welcoming, and many people from neighboring groups live among them, notably Lugbara and Kakwa. They are keenly interested in modern medical care and schooling; sadly, these are lacking in the Omi area. For leisure activities, there is traditional dance, hunting, and fishing. Unfortunately, alcohol consumption is impacting the youth negatively, especially those who are uneducated or unemployed.

The Omi have been less affected economically by the recent civil war than many other peoples in eastern DRC because they live near the border with Uganda and have access to imported goods. But the fighting has created instability and a lack of security in the Omi region. As ethnic conflict continues to the south, they may be increasingly called upon to host refugees. No doubt their hopes for development have been deferred by the war's disruption. Christianity is widespread, and Catholics constitute a large majority. The Protestant church sections serving the area are based outside the Omi homeland. Bible translation in the Omi language began in 2003, with the participation of both Catholic and Protestant churches.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Omi
People Name in Country Omi
Population this Country 142,000
Population all Countries 142,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Kaliko-Omi
People ID 14155
ROP3 Code 107642
Country Congo, Democratic Republic of
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Orientale province: Aru territory, between Nzoro and Lowa rivers along Aru to Aba road.   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 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Orientale province: Aru territory, between Nzoro and Lowa rivers along Aru to Aba road..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Omi (142,000 speakers)
Language Code omi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Omi (142,000 speakers)
Language Code omi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Omi

Primary Language:  Omi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2005-2011)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Omi
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
79.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
6.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
5.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
58.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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