Aghem, Wum in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Aghem only in Cameroon





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Main Language


Introduction / History

The Aghem are an industrious people with a highly organized social structure. The majority live from subsistence farming with some cattle herds and cash crops contributing to the economy.

The Aghem people have many churches but the truth of the Gospel has yet to penetrate the general fabric of the society. Syncretism is pervasive, with appeasement of the 'ancestors' being considered critical to success in all aspects of life, whether harmonious family relationships, thriving crops, or good community projects. There is, however, a small core of believers emerging who are turning away from the rituals and sacrifices and are depending on Christ alone to meet every need. Unity is a deep-seated value for the society. Unfortunately, since many rites are performed by the whole community, those refusing to participate tend to be ostracized by their kinsmen. It is often easier to keep silent and keep unity rather than take a strong stand against the syncretism.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Aghem
People Name in Country Aghem, Wum
Population in Cameroon 43,000
World Population 43,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Wum
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke
People Name General Aghem
Ethnic Code NAB57a
People ID 10175
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West Province, Menchum Division, Wum Central Subdivision, Wum area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Aghem (43,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Aghem 43,000
For Primary Language: Aghem

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2003)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Photo Source: Randy Joe Sa'ah  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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