Molokwo, Molko in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Molokwo only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

About 12,000 people, who live on Moloko mountain and its surrounding base, speak the Moloko language. The territory in which they live is bounded by the Mangafe and Raneo rivers in the Makalingay canton, Tokombere Sub-Division, of the Mayo-Sava Division, in the Far North Province.

According to oral traditions, the Melokwo sought refuge on Melokwo mountain during the invasion of the Fulani in the early 1800's. Today, the Melokwo reside in approximately twenty villages that encircle Melokwo mountain, and they seem to maintain friendly relations with the surrounding language groups, with intermarriages not being uncommon. Around one-tenth of the Moloko claim to be Christian, while three-quarters practice Traditional African Religion. Currently, Fulfulde is used in the churches since a Fulfulde Bible already exists, but this practice seems insufficient because interpretation into Moloko is reportedly always done. At this time, locals are very interested in the development of the language and the work of Bible translation.

Prayer is requested for the local language committee and the national translator as they begin a translation project among the Moloko. Prayer is needed for wisdom and unity among the committee members of different denominations. Pray also for the technical and spiritual support needed to bring Scripture to the Moloko.

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Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Molokwo
People Name in Country Molokwo, Molko
Population in Cameroon 17,000
World Population 17,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Molko
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Molokwo
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 13778
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Mayo-Sava Division, Tokombere Subdivision, Makalingay Canton, Melokwo Mountain and plains around its base.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Moloko (17,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Moloko 17,000
For Primary Language: Moloko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2007)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.50 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
82.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
39.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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