Kotoko, Mser in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Mser people live in the northern part of Cameroon. Traditionally, village chiefs and Sultans rule over them. Six Mser villages exist in Cameroon, and four are in Chad. The Mser language is one of the Kotoko languages. They refer to their own language as simply Kotoko.

Islam dominates as the primary religion. The Mser language is not written. An SIL team working in another Kotoko language is providing training in Orthography, Grammar, and Literacy so that the Mser can begin to develop their own language. While some Mser people live in the town of Kousseri, most live in villages. These villages may not be accessible during rainy season. The survey team visited only one Mser village in Cameroon, so the situation in the other villages is unknown.

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Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kotoko, Mser
People Name in Country Kotoko, Mser
Population in Cameroon 600
World Population 2,900
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kalo, Kuseri, Mser
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Kotoko, Mser
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 12814
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Logone-and-Chari Division, Kousseri Subdivision.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mser (600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mser 600
For Primary Language: Mser

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
90.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
19.0 %
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