Democratic Republic of Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo


Christianity is the main religion in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 50% of the citizens there are Christians and coming in close second is Roman Catholic with 42%.


Although Congo speaks many different languages with an estimated 242 languages spoken the official language is French. As well with 4 other indigenous languages that have the status of national language, Kituba, Lingala, Swahili, and Tshiluba.


Democratic Republic of congo is considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources worth over $24 trillion dollars.Those raw materials include Diamonds and Gold. While it´s also considered one of the poorest with half the population living on less than $1 a day.

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Democratic Republic of Congo is a Republic country as well as them having a presidential system. In 1977 the country was split into 10 provinces where each one is presided over by governors.

Customs and traditions

Since most of Congo is Christian they mainly celebrate most of the same Holidays that we do such as Easter, Christmas

Arts and Literature

Congo´s different ethic groups and regions have developed to doing mosaic arts such as paintings, music, dances, and sculptures. The people of Kuba come from the south-central region  they´re known for statues created for the likeness of their superiors or kings.


Due to the country being extremely poor their main source of the news is by radio, even though not all parts of the country get signal. Only people in suburban areas have TVs  and only very few people use the internet.

Social Organization

When a woman accepts a marriage proposal, she invites the man to meet her parents and pay the dowry. On that day, the father of the woman asks her if she consents to the marriage. In general, the answer is always yes. The man and his family present the dowry, which usually consists of a sum of money, clothing and footwear for the bride's parents, two goats (one of which is given to her mother for the virginity of the daughter), drink, and accessories for the wedding.

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Culture Elements of Democratic Republic of Congo

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