Yasa, Yassa in Cameroon

Population

2,470

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Yasa villages live predominantly along the coastal plains. Most are fishermen. Women grow cassava and other staples to supplement their diet. Plantains and wild fruit are in abundance when in season.

The living fearing the dead — that’s what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Yasa village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor fisherman sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.


What are Their Beliefs?

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ’s work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.

Through Oral Bible Storytelling (OBS), the Yasa will be able to impact their people immediately, without waiting until the orthography is complete.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yasa
People Name in Country Yasa, Yassa
Population in Cameroon 2,470
World Population 3,500
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bongwe, Maasa, Yasing, Yassa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Northwest
People Name General Yasa
Ethnic Code NAB57k
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South Province, Ocean Division, Campo Subdivision, on the coast near Equatorial Guinea
People Group Map Yasa, Yassa in Cameroon PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundang: Sasung (Unknown) Yasa (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mundang: Sasung Yasa
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
None reported  

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
74.00 %
Ethnic Religions
26.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
44.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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