Bamileke-Tchang in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Bamileke-Tchang only in Cameroon
Population
607,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Yemba people live in western Cameroon which lies on the coast of West Africa. Tourists flock to northwestern Cameroon's beautiful forested plateaus, and Dschang is a hub for markets and trade. Amid the din of English and French bartering, there are also Yemba voices. Most are subsistence farmers, trading vegetables, coffee, pigs or chickens for other food or needs.

The Yemba are close-knit people, though they live in 21 villages, spread across the northwestern region. They often gather for social events. And though their unique mother tongue sets them apart, it also is a point of pride.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although Christianity came to the Yemba in 1903 and approximately 92 percent of the people claim Christianity, only 5 percent truly follow Christ. Most practice a combination of Christianity and animism. This traditional religion includes ancestor worship and communing with the dead. They believe God is faraway, hard to reach, and unsympathetic to their daily struggles while their dead ancestors are closer to God and have a better chance to influence their future. So they diligently try to appease those spirits, displaying old skulls at home. The Fo'o, or chief, is highly regarded as the most powerful villager. He sacrifices to ancestors and mediates with spirits for them. Soothsayers are hired to ask ancestors about future events.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Bamileke-Tchang
People Name in Country Bamileke-Tchang
Population in Cameroon 607,000
World Population 607,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Yemba
People ID 10628
ROP3 Code 100937
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West region: Menoua division, Dschang area; South West region: Lebialem division.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West region: Menoua division, Dschang area; South West region: Lebialem division..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Yemba (607,000 speakers)
Language Code ybb   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yemba
Primary Language Yemba (607,000 speakers)
Language Code ybb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yemba

Primary Language:  Yemba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Yemba
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Other / Marginal
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
72.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
7.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
40.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
28.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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