Mijong, Missong in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mijong only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Mungbam, or Abar, people live in three small villages 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 one of the villages is accessible by road, the remainder accessible on foot.

The majority of Abar people are farmers, growing corn, manioc, peanuts, and beans. They are generally very aware of the spiritual world around them 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 Abar attend church and even fewer have a personal relationship with Jesus as their only personal Savior. Of those that claim to be Christian, there is often syncretism with the local traditional religion (sacrifices and many everyday actions that show their enslavement through fear of the spirits and the power that others may have over them). They justify their ancestor worship by saying that they are '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. Presently they have no Scripture in their language. This lack of Scripture has lead to many false teachings and only the few who are literate in English can verify from the English Bible. Pray that the Word of God would penetrate deep and that God would speak to them, finally, in their heart language, through the translated Scriptures.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mijong
People Name in Country Mijong, Missong
Population in Cameroon 500
World Population 500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Missong
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Benue
People Name General Mijong
Ethnic Code NAB56b
People ID 13715
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, Wum Subdivision, Missong is center, with Munken, Abar, Ngun (Ngwen) and Za' (Zak or Biya) villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mungbam (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mungbam 500
For Primary Language: Mungbam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
72.00 %
Ethnic Religions
28.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
25.0 %
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
74.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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