Nomande, Mandi in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Nomande only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Lemande people inhabit a hilly area in the central province of Cameroon, just west of the town of Bokito. Here, within this forest-savannah region, the Lemande traditionally have been subsistence farmers and hunters. Today, subsistence farming is mainly the responsibility of the women, while the men handle cash crops like cocoa and coffee. Christianity was introduced to this region in the 1930's with the arrival of Catholic missionaries. The paramount chief who had originally invited Christianity into the region eventually converted to Islam since he was informed by the missionaries that he could only keep one of his many wives.

Today, while there remain a small percentage of Muslims in the area and the majority of Lemande profess to be Christian, traditional beliefs are still very much a part of their spiritual lives. SIL began to work with the Lemande in 1981 with the purpose of providing Scripture in the language of the people, Nomaande. With the very low literacy rate and lack of spiritual discipleship, there is much need for prayer support if the Word of God is ever to take root among the Lemande. The New Testament has been available since 2008.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nomande
People Name in Country Nomande, Mandi
Population in Cameroon 16,000
World Population 16,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mandi, Pimenc
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Nomande
Ethnic Code NAB57k
People ID 13966
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Center Province, Mbam Division, west and north Bokito Subdivision, southwest of Bafia.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nomaande (16,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nomaande 16,000
For Primary Language: Nomaande

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1994-1998)
New Testament Yes   (2008)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
69.00 %
Ethnic Religions
31.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
2.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
59.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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