Sharwa in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Sharwa only in Cameroon





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The people of the Sharwa language are known as the "Sarwwa" in the village of Djeki and the "Majieke" in the village of Duva. They live in a very hot and dry climate. Plants do not find it easy to take root and grow in such a hostile environment. Christianity has also struggled to take root among the Sharwa speakers. Living in an isolated area near the town of Bourrah which is situated near the Nigerian border, this strongly Muslim group has been resistant to influences from the the outside.

A few of their children attend a small school in Djeki, but in Duva and other villages there are no schools. Although they still use the Sharwa language in their families the state of the economy pressures them to use Fulfulde. The gospel has not reached these people. Pray that they would have access to a clear and consistent oral presentation of the Gospel, probably through the Fulfulde language. Pray that perhaps a radio program or an evangelist will be able to reach them.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sharwa
People Name in Country Sharwa
Population in Cameroon 8,300
World Population 8,300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sarwa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Sharwa
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 19046
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Mayo-Tsanaga Division, South Bourrah Subdivision; a few in North Province, Mayo-Louti Division.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sharwa (8,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sharwa 8,300
For Primary Language: Sharwa

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
100.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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