Aghem, Wum in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Aghem only in Cameroon
Population
44,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Aghem are an industrious people with a highly organized social structure. The majority live from subsistence farming with some cattle herds and cash crops contributing to the economy.

The Aghem people have many churches but the truth of the Gospel has yet to penetrate the general fabric of the society. Syncretism is pervasive, with appeasement of the 'ancestors' being considered critical to success in all aspects of life, whether harmonious family relationships, thriving crops, or good community projects. There is, however, a small core of believers emerging who are turning away from the rituals and sacrifices and are depending on Christ alone to meet every need. Unity is a deep-seated value for the society. Unfortunately, since many rites are performed by the whole community, those refusing to participate tend to be ostracized by their kinsmen. It is often easier to keep silent and keep unity rather than take a strong stand against the syncretism.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Aghem
People Name in Country Aghem, Wum
Population in Cameroon 44,000
World Population 44,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Wum
People ID 10175
ROP3 Code 100107
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West region: Menchum division, Wum Central subdivision, Wum area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West region: Menchum division, Wum Central subdivision, Wum area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Aghem (44,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: agq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Aghem (44,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: agq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Aghem

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2003)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Photo Source: Randy Joe Sa'ah  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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