Nkom, Kom in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Nkom only in Cameroon

Population

281,000

Christian

73%

Evangelical

9%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Kom people are largely subsistence farmers located in a rural, mountainous area near the Nigerian border. They are committed to preserving their traditional culture although with the construction of a good road into the area in 1997, more changes are taking place in the Kom society. Missionaries first proclaimed the gospel and planted churches in the 1930's. Today there are two church denominations, Baptist and Catholic, both claiming a tenth of the population as followers. However, many people who are church members are not committed or practicing Christians. The language of the Kom people was not written before 1990. A translation ministry began work in 1989, developing a writing system, beginning literacy classes and translation work. The translation of the New Testament is nearly complete. A large literacy program has been established for children and adults. The Jesus film was produced in 1999 and has been viewed by over 30,000 Kom people. Over 5,000 people have made decisions to follow Christ. African Traditional Religion remains very strong, and there is syncretism in the churches. Discipleship and evangelism are needed.




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Country Cameroon
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country North West Province, south Boyo Division; 20,000 in major urban centers
People Group Map Nkom, Kom in Cameroon PDF Version



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People Name General Nkom
People Name in Country Nkom, Kom
ROP3 Code 107357
Joshua Project People ID 13419
Indigenous Yes
Population in Cameroon 281,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Bekom, Bikon, Kom,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kom
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke
People Name General Nkom
Ethnic Code NAB57a
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
73%    ( Evangelical  9% )
Ethnic Religions
25.50%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.50%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
1.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
3.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
34.00%
Roman Catholic
43.00%
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