Mekaf, Naki in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mekaf only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Bunaki (Boo-na-key) people live in a remote part of the North West Province of Cameroon. It is very difficult to access, as roads are not well maintained, and it is in a mountainous region. In fact, only two villages are accessible by road, the remainder accessible on foot. The majority of Bunaki people are farmers, growing corn, peanuts, and beans.

They are generally very spiritually aware and perform animal sacrifices at the request of traditional priests, to make peace with their ancestors and assure that what they plant will be blessed and bring forth a harvest. Only a few Bunaki attend church and even fewer have a personal relationship with Jesus. Of those that claim to be Christian, there is often syncretism with the local traditional religion. They justify their ancestor worship by saying that it is honoring their parents, just as the Bible says. Pray that they would understand that God is a jealous God and He does not accept divided loyalties.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mekaf
People Name in Country Mekaf, Naki
Population in Cameroon 5,800
World Population 5,800
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bunaki, Naki
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Congo
People Name General Mekaf
Ethnic Code NAB57c
People ID 13661
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West Province, Menchum Division, Furu-Awa Subdivision, Nse chiefdom, Naki, Mekaf, Bukpang II, and Lebo villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Naki (5,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Naki 5,800
For Primary Language: Naki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
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 %)
69.00 %
Ethnic Religions
31.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
25.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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