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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