Ngumba, Mvumbo in Cameroon


Population
24,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Kwasio are historically forest-dwelling farmers and hunter-gatherers. Their villages relocated around 1900 and now live near roads and along the coast. Many are highly educated theologians, and civil servants.

Women tend to the family food. They grow cassava and other staples. Plantain and wild fruit are abundant seasonally.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The living fear the dead — that's what outsiders would conclude from the elaborate tombstones and explicit memorials surrounding older, plainer homes in a Kwasio village. And the outsiders would be right, especially if they learn that these poor farmers sometimes pay thousands of dollars to bury a loved one.

Church is primarily a social gathering place. Clergy sometimes perform exorcisms or other rituals to help protect believers from the evil spirits they so deeply fear. Few church members understand Christ's work on the cross, and fewer still embrace the freedom and peace implicit in a relationship with the living Savior. Until now, churches have always used another language.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ngumba
People Name in Country Ngumba, Mvumbo
Population in Cameroon 24,000
World Population 40,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mabea, Mabi, Mvumbo
People ID 13371
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South region: Océan division, Kribi and Lolodorf subdivisions, Kribi forests area; Kribi and Lolodorf areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country South region: Océan division, Kribi and Lolodorf subdivisions, Kribi forests area; Kribi and Lolodorf areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Kwasio (24,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nmg   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kwasio (24,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nmg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kwasio

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1957-1969)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.50 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
23.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
40.0 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
53.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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