Mere in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mere only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Merey are a group of about 10,000 people living in a mountainous area of the Far North Province of Cameroon. Christianity is well implanted, though the wider area is predominately Muslim. Translation work began in the later 1980s when Beat Haller, a translator in the neighboring Zulgo language helped a Merey man work with the Zulgo translator to convert the New Testament from Zulgo to Merey. Sadly, both these men died before the work was able to advance further. The Merey translation committee chose a replacement, Eli Doumok, to continue the work. The Merey describe themselves as a gentle and faithful people.

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People Name General Mere
People Name in Country Mere
Population in Cameroon 26,000
World Population 26,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dugur, Merey, Meri
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Mere
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 13684
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 Massif, west of Meri.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Merey (27,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Merey 27,000
For Primary Language: Merey

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1986-2006)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Bible: Dzam Weɗeye Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.40 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
0.00 %
65.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
72.0 %
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