Kotoko, Mser in Cameroon


Population
600
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mser people live in the northern part of Cameroon spilling over into Chad. Traditionally, village chiefs and sultans rule over them. Seven Mser towns and villages exist in Cameroon, and four are across the Logone River in Chad. There are also a few other, smaller villages.

The Mser language is one of the Kotoko languages. The Mser language is not written. They refer to themselves as Kotoko. The name they give to their 'language' depends upon what village they're from. A person from Digangali will say they speak digangali. A person from Madaf will say they speak madaf, etc.

While some Mser people live in the town of Kousséri, and a few also work and live in the nearby city of N’Djamena most live in villages. These villages may not be accessible during rainy season. The survey team visited only one Mser village in Cameroon, so the situation in the other villages is unknown.

A Roman script writing system has been created for the language but the language is moribund and further language development work is highly unlikely.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam dominates as the primary religion. It is not known if there are any Mser Christians.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Kotoko, Mser
People Name in Country Kotoko, Mser
Population in Cameroon 600
World Population 3,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kalo, Kuseri, Mser
People ID 12814
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Logone-and-Chari Division, Kousseri Subdivision.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North Province, Logone-and-Chari Division, Kousseri Subdivision.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Mser (600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kqx   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mser (600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kqx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mser

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
19.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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