Karang-Pandama, Sakpu in Cameroon


Population
35,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

About four-hundred years ago, the Karang people of Cameroon hunted and gathered food in clan groups and moved about the grasslands of the Rey River valley. They practiced animism to appease the spirits in their area. Some of these practices live on today. An Islamic kingship was established later, and the Karang were subjected to living along established trade routes where more permanent villages were built and agriculture became the main means of living.

The Lutheran Church of America established a Bible school in Tchollire and chapels in many Karang villages. Because of the earlier years of living under a foreign king, many Karang formed migrant communities in and around the cities of Garoua and Ngaoundere. Today they live peaceably both within and outside the traditional Islamic boundaries of control. There are a few Karang villages across the border in Chad, where the Assemblies of God have reported a recent revival, which is hoped will spread to Cameroon. The Karang need the New Testament translated as well as literacy to be able to use it, once it is completed. There are presently two missionary families working specifically to fulfill this need.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Karang
People Name in Country Karang-Pandama, Sakpu
Population in Cameroon 35,000
World Population 37,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Karang Laka, Laka, Lakka, Lakka Mbum, Sakpu
People ID 12529
ROP3 Code 104645
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North region: Mayo-Rey division, Madingring district (homeland), south border of Bouba Ndjida National Park, south from Madingring, southeast to Lawzigoy. 25 villages. Displaced: Garoua, Ngong, Ngaoundéré, Touboro (and surrounding villages), Tcholliré.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North region: Mayo-Rey division, Madingring district (homeland), south border of Bouba Ndjida National Park, south from Madingring, southeast to Lawzigoy. 25 villages. Displaced: Garoua, Ngong, Ngaoundéré, Touboro (and surrounding villages), Tcholliré..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Karang   People group listing
Language Code: kzr   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Karang   People group listing
Language Code: kzr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Karang

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1999-2008)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Karang
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
40.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
7.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
81.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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