Bakossi, Akoose in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Bakossi only in Cameroon
Population
161,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Bakossi people are kind, considerate, and caring folks. The tribe straddles the Anglophone and Francophone areas but most Bakossi would be classified as Anglophone. Bakossi people are located in the Southwest Province of Cameroon in the Kupe Mananguba Division.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Much of the area is agricultural with major food crops being coco yam, cassava, and some corn. Cash crops include coffee in the higher elevations and cocoa in the lower elevations. The traditional food is Esubag and Xamongel (pounded coco yam with a leaf stew). Meem (palm wine) is present and kola nut is an important part of welcoming folks. There is a saying that he who brings kola brings life (as with other tribes in the area).

There are several high schools in the area and Bakossi people are generally well educated. Unfortunately, there are not enough job opportunities so people find themselves returning to farming after their education. There are also a lot of civil servants in the area particularly in Bangem.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are some traditional beliefs but mostly people are Christian. Villages nearer to Nysoso tend to be more Presbyterian while the villages near Bangem are more Catholic. Each denomination had missions in those areas.


What Are Their Needs?

Bakossi people need economic development and jobs.


Profile Source:   Margaret Minzner  

People Name General Bakossi
People Name in Country Bakossi, Akoose
Population in Cameroon 161,000
World Population 161,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Akosi, Nkosi
People ID 10595
ROP3 Code 100824
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South West region: Koupé-Muanenguba division, Bangem, Nguti, and Tombel subdivisions; Littoral region: Moungo division, Manjo subdivision.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South West region: Koupé-Muanenguba division, Bangem, Nguti, and Tombel subdivisions; Littoral region: Moungo division, Manjo subdivision..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Akoose   People group listing
Language Code: bss   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Akoose   People group listing
Language Code: bss   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Akoose

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1998-2010)
New Testament Yes   (2011)
Complete Bible Yes
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Akoose
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Melɛ̌ Mékɔ̄ɔ̄lē
Text / Printed Matter The Seed Company Translation Project
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
19.20 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
10.80 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
35.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Margaret Minzner  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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