• PEOPLE NAME: KONJO OF CONGO (KINSHASA)

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PEID: 14593

ROP: 105186

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes

Language: Konzo - (koo)

Alternate Name(s): Konzo

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Congo (Kinshasa)

Also found in: Uganda

Population: 327,000

Global Population: 1,171,000


PEID: 14593

ROP: 105186

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Konjo of Congo (Kinshasa), numbering 327,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Lakes people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,171,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Konzo. The primary religion practiced by the Konjo is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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