Cuvok in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Cuvok only in Cameroon
Population
13,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

A progressive people, the Cuvok are resilient in the face of difficulties. Stomachs grow hungry each August when the previous harvest is depleted and the new crops are not yet mature in the fields. In this desert climate water is often scarce. Cuvok people live in simple, earthen homes in villages without electricity or running water. Most people are subsistence agriculturalists who also grow cotton as a cash crop. The main staple of their diet is millet. They also grow peanuts, beans, onions and other things. Pray for practical community development ministries to come to the aid of the Cuvok people and alleviate some of the hardship of life.

Cuvok is spoken in fifteen villages west of Maroua in the Mokolo Subdivision of the Far North Province. This group is surrounded by neighboring languages Mafa, Mofu-South and Fulfulde. Many Cuvok people are using Fulfulde now as a language of wider communication. They also understand Mafa and Mofu-South to some degree, but generally not well. French bilingualism is low because so few people have the opportunity to attend school. The Cuvok people have definite need of Bible translation. Ask God to raise up qualified, Spirit-filled people to translate the Word of God into the Cuvok language.

There are a total of nineteen Christian congregations in the fifteen Cuvok villages (ten Eglise Evangelique, eight Catholic, one Baptist). The village of Bilyak has no church. Christians say that they really desire Bible translation, even to the point of having organized an interdenominational committee to discuss the idea. Because leadership in the area is Muslim, however, there are some people who might oppose Bible translation. Pray for the spiritual growth of believers, that people's lives will be profoundly impacted by the Word of God, and that many Cuvok people will turn from false religious ideologies to faith in Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Cuvok
People Name in Country Cuvok
Population in Cameroon 13,000
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 11450
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Tchouvok area, Matakam South canton, near Zamay.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Mayo-Tsanaga division, Mokolo subdivision, Tchouvok area, Matakam South canton, near Zamay..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Cuvok (13,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cuv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Cuvok (13,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cuv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Cuvok

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible 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 4.00 %)
46.80 %
Ethnic Religions
13.20 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
40.00 %
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
13.0 %
Protestant
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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