Bu in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Bu only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Mundabli people live in a remote part of the North West Province of Cameroon. It is very difficult to access, as roads are not well maintained, and it is in a mountainous region. In fact, none of the three villages (Mundabli, Mofu, Bu) are accessible by road, only on foot. The majority of Mundabli people are farmers, growing corn, manioc, peanuts, and beans.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are generally very aware of the spiritual world around them and perform animal sacrifices at the request of traditional priests, to make peace with their ancestors and assure that what they plant will be blessed and bring forth a harvest. Only a few Mundabli people attend church and even fewer have a personal relationship with Jesus as their only personal Savior. Of those that claim to be Christian, there is often syncretism with the local traditional religion (sacrifices and many everyday actions that show their enslavement through fear of the spirits and the power that others may have over them). They justify their ancestor worship by saying that they are 'honoring their parents', just as the Bible says.

Prayer Points

Pray that they would understand that God is a jealous God and He does not accept divided loyalties. Presently they have no Scripture in their language. This lack of Scripture has led to many false teachings and only the few who are literate in English can verify from the English Bible. Pray that the Word of God would penetrate deep and that God would speak to them, finally, in their heart language, through the translated Scriptures.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Bu
People Name in Country Bu
Population in Cameroon 200
World Population 200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Bu
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 10975
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 Subdivision, northeast of Wum, Mundabli, Bu, and Mufu villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mundabli (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundabli 200
For Primary Language: Mundabli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
62.00 %
Ethnic Religions
38.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
23.0 %
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
76.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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