Mboku, Mbuko in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mboku only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Mbuko are grouped on and around a small chain of hills in the Dimare Department of the Far North Province of Cameroon. They are divided into clans according their descendance from one of the six sons of the original founder of the area. Agriculture forms the mainstay of their economy, and millet is the main crop.

Christianity began to have an impact in the 1970's when a Gemzek (neighboring people) woman married a Mbuko man, and her sons from a previous marriage began to share the Good News in their new home. The Mbuko have responded well to the Gospel and approximately thre-quarters would call themselves Christian. The translation of the Bible is in progress. The Mbuko are very interested in having the Bible in their own language.

Tembew is a kind of toad with a fat belly, and the Mbuko have written a lullaby about it. If a person is looking after the child of another person and the child begins to cry for his or her mother, the babysitter will sing, 'You are crying for your mother, you have a toad belly'.

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People Name General Mboku
People Name in Country Mboku, Mbuko
Population in Cameroon 20,000
World Population 20,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mbuko
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Mboku
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 13632
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Diamare Division, Meri Subdivision east of Meri, Mbuko massif and neighboring Mayo-Raneo plain.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mbuko (20,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mbuko 20,000
For Primary Language: Mbuko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2001-2005)
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Bible: Aɓan 'am wiya awan Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Mbuko Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
2.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
18.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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