Betsinga, Sanaga in Cameroon

The Betsinga have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
72,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tuki people call themselves Baki, meaning "noblemen" and they are very proud of their language and culture. They do not eat wild animals because they believe it can reduce a human's pride.

Despite the abundance of natural resources and cash crops they continue to live in poverty, spending more than half of their income on traditional healers. Many church attendees, but few true believers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tuki people need to hear God speak in their heart language and convince them that He is the only true God. As it is, most of the people look to deceased ancestors for assistance in their daily lives. They routinely offer animals, salt and oil as sacrifices. If they fail to do this, they risk bringing a curse on their land. The Tuki believe the powers of the spirit world are far more dependable than God. Most Tuki practice African Traditional Religion and perform many different initiation rites to protect themselves and feel they are part of the "land."

Christianity was introduced to the Tuki people early in the 20th century. Although many Tuki go to church, only a very small percentage are true believers in Jesus. Those Tuki who are committed Christians live changed lives. They no longer offer sacrifices to appease spirits or seek protection. Instead, they live in hope of eternal life.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Betsinga
People Name in Country Betsinga, Sanaga
Population in Cameroon 72,000
World Population 72,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Oki, Sanaga
People ID 10820
ROP3 Code 101303
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, on Sanaga river north of Saa; north of Sanaga river between Ombessa and Ntui; a few villages in Mbam-and-Kim division.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, on Sanaga river north of Saa; north of Sanaga river between Ombessa and Ntui; a few villages in Mbam-and-Kim division..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tuki (72,000 speakers)
Language Code bag   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tuki
Primary Language Tuki (72,000 speakers)
Language Code bag   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tuki

Primary Language:  Tuki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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
1.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
54.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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