Cuvok in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Cuvok only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

A progressive people, the Cuvok are resilient in the face of difficulties. Stomachs grow hungry each August when the previous harvest is depleted and the new crops are not yet mature in the fields. In this desert climate water is often scarce. Cuvok people live in simple, earthen homes in villages without electricity or running water. Most people are subsistence agriculturalists who also grow cotton as a cash crop. The main staple of their diet is millet. They also grow peanuts, beans, onions and other things. Pray for practical community development ministries to come to the aid of the Cuvok people and alleviate some of the hardship of life.

Cuvok is spoken in fifteen villages west of Maroua in the Mokolo Subdivision of the Far North Province. This group is surrounded by neighboring languages Mafa, Mofu-South and Fulfulde. Many Cuvok people are using Fulfulde now as a language of wider communication. They also understand Mafa and Mofu-South to some degree, but generally not well. French bilingualism is low because so few people have the opportunity to attend school. The Cuvok people have definite need of Bible translation. Ask God to raise up qualified, Spirit-filled people to translate the Word of God into the Cuvok language.

There are a total of nineteen Christian congregations in the fifteen Cuvok villages (ten Eglise Evangelique, eight Catholic, one Baptist). The village of Bilyak has no church. Christians say that they really desire Bible translation, even to the point of having organized an interdenominational committee to discuss the idea. Because leadership in the area is Muslim, however, there are some people who might oppose Bible translation. Pray for the spiritual growth of believers, that people's lives will be profoundly impacted by the Word of God, and that many Cuvok people will turn from false religious ideologies to faith in Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Cuvok
People Name in Country Cuvok
Population in Cameroon 13,000
World Population 13,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Cuvok
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 11450
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, Mokolo Subdivision, Tchouvok area, Matakam South Canton, near Zamay.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Cuvok (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Cuvok 13,000
For Primary Language: Cuvok

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
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 4.00 %)
46.80 %
Ethnic Religions
13.20 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
1.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
13.0 %
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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