Nkom, Kom in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Nkom only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


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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People Name General Nkom
People Name in Country Nkom, Kom
Population in Cameroon 320,000
World Population 320,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bekom, Bikon, Kom
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke
People Name General Nkom
Ethnic Code NAB57a
People ID 13419
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West Province, south Boyo Division; 20,000 in major urban centers.   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: Kom

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1998-2001)
New Testament Yes   (2004)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Kom Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
73.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.50 %
0.00 %
0.50 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
3.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
34.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
43.0 %
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