Mulimba, Limba in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mulimba only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Fishing is a way of life for the Malimba people. Their six villages are situated in two areas of the Sanaga-Maritime Division of the Littoral Province. The first area is just north of Edea (Malimba and Malimba Farm). The other area is west of Mouanko (Maljedu, Malmbenge, Bongo and Mulongo) in Mouanko Subdivision. These coastal villages are accessible only by motorized dugout canoe. Surrounding language groups include Duala, Basaa and Bakoko.

Many people speak French, and some have learned to speak Bakoko. At one time Malimba was classified as a dialect of Duala. The two languages are so similar that Malimba people say that anyone who can read and write Duala can easily figure out how to write Malimba as well even though the Malimba language is unwritten. People have a favorable attitude toward literacy in French, Duala and Malimba. Bible translation need is dependent upon degree of comprehension of Duala, which already has a whole Bible. If it is true that all Malimba people speak or understand Duala, this may be meeting their needs. Interviewees said that Malimba-speaking churchgoers have not yet expressed any interest in Bible translation. Malimba churches normally read Scripture in French or Duala, without any interpretation into the mother tongue because everyone understands these two languages of wider communication.

Pray for the spiritual growth of believers. Pray that people's lives will be profoundly impacted by the Word of God. Pray that people will turn from traditional religion to faith in Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mulimba
People Name in Country Mulimba, Limba
Population in Cameroon 3,600
World Population 3,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Limba
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Mulimba
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 13863
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Littoral Province, Sanaga-Maritime Division, small pocket north of Edea, and Sanaga River mouth area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malimba (3,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malimba 3,500
For Primary Language: Malimba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
74.00 %
Ethnic Religions
26.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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