Ngumba, Mvumbo in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Kwasio are historically forest-dwelling farmers and hunter-gatherers. Their villages relocated around 1900 and now live near roads and along the coast. Many are highly educated theologians, and civil servants.

Women tend to the family food. They grow cassava and other staples. Plantain and wild fruit are abundant seasonally.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The living fear the dead — that's what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Kwasio village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor farmers sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ's work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ngumba
People Name in Country Ngumba, Mvumbo
Population in Cameroon 24,000
World Population 38,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mabea, Mabi, Mvumbo
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Ngumba
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 13371
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South Province, Ocean Division, Kribi and Lolodorf subdivisions, Kribi forests area; Kribi to Lolodorf.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kwasio (24,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kwasio 24,000
For Primary Language: Kwasio

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1957-1969)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.50 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
23.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
3.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
40.0 %
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
53.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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