Karang-Pandama, Sakpu in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

About four-hundred years ago, the Karang people of Cameroon hunted and gathered food in clan groups and moved about the grasslands of the Rey River valley. They practiced animism to appease the spirits in their area. Some of these practices live on today. An Islamic kingship was established later, and the Karang were subjected to living along established trade routes where more permanent villages were built and agriculture became the main means of living.

The Lutheran Church of America established a Bible school in Tchollire and chapels in many Karang villages. Because of the earlier years of living under a foreign king, many Karang formed migrant communities in and around the cities of Garoua and Ngaoundere. Today they live peaceably both within and outside the traditional Islamic boundaries of control. There are a few Karang villages across the border in Chad, where the Assemblies of God have reported a recent revival, which is hoped will spread to Cameroon. The Karang need the New Testament translated as well as literacy to be able to use it, once it is completed. There are presently two missionary families working specifically to fulfill this need.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Karang
People Name in Country Karang-Pandama, Sakpu
Population in Cameroon 35,000
World Population 37,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Karang Laka, Laka, Lakka, Lakka Mbum, Sakpu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Karang
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 12529
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North Province, Mayo-Rey Division, Madingring District [homeland], south border of Bouba Ndjida National Park, south from Madingring, southeast to Lawzigoy (toward Touboro). 25 villages. [displaced: Garoua, Ngong, Ngaoundéré, Touboro (and surrounding vill.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Karang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1999-2008)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Karang Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
2.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
7.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
81.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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