The Teke-Tyee people are part of the larger Teke Kingdom, which still has a king and queen.
Folks throughout the Brazzaville region live off the same river, hunt the same forests and raise similar crops. The people live off what they grow in gardens and cultivate from the land. The one thing that distinguishes Teke-Tyee people from other tribes in the area is their royal heritage.
For generations, Teke royalty have presided over spiritual matters. They protect the ethnic belief system with its animistic powers. Rituals and superstitions infuse much of their culture and way of life. Those who discover the Gospel immediately have a test of faith.
The traditional Teke conception of the Supreme Being is that of an evil and impersonal God.. The Christianity they have been taught does not adequately address issues such as ancestors and spirits, so they fall back on traditional beliefs. Believers who have active faith in God are ostracized from society and rejected by their families.
Teke translators have completed Ruth, Mark and Luke, which are ready for publication.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
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|Country||Congo, Republic of the|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Lékoumou, Pool, and Bouenza departments, between Makaka and Kitembe. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Teke-Tyee (22,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||tyx Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Teke-Tyee|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 15.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
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