Ngwo, Ngwaw in Cameroon

The Ngwo have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Ngwo people are somewhat isolated, living in several valleys of a mountainous area. They are primarily farmers, growing their own food. They also export coffee for cash to buy things they cannot get locally. The Ngwo live in a semi-tropical area and there are two seasons: the cool rainy season and the warm dry season.

Germans began colonization of the area in the late 1800s, later followed by the English after World War I. Since then the Catholic Church has proliferated and Presbyterian, Baptist, and Apostolic groups have emerged among the Ngwo as well. Today, many are Christian by name, but traditional religion is so fundamental in their culture they do not see the contradiction between the two.

The Ngwo speak Pidgin for communicating with outsiders, and Ngwo, their mother tongue, within the group. Many Ngwo have a primary education, but few go on to secondary school. Since there is a small number of Ngwo that are literate and the only Scriptures available to them are in English, access to the Word of God is difficult. The Ngwo have a great need for a translation of the Bible in their language, for literacy, and a clear Christian teaching, so they can disciple believers, and teach them effectively.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ngwo, Ngwaw in Cameroon.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ngwo
People Name in Country Ngwo, Ngwaw
World Population 34,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Ngunu; Ngwaw
People ID 13383
ROP3 Code 107302
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North West region: Momo division, Njikwa subdivision.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North West region: Momo division, Njikwa subdivision..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Ngwo
Language Code ngn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ngwo
Language Code ngn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ngwo

Primary Language:  Ngwo

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

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 2.00 %)
73.00 %
Ethnic Religions
27.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
29.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
64.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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