Nkom, Kom in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Nkom only in Cameroon
Population
325,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kom people are largely subsistence farmers located in a rural, mountainous area near the Nigerian border. They are committed to preserving their traditional culture although with the construction of a good road into the area in 1997, more changes are taking place in the Kom society. Missionaries first proclaimed the gospel and planted churches in the 1930's. Today there are two church denominations, Baptist and Catholic, both claiming a tenth of the population as followers. However, many people who are church members are not committed or practicing Christians. The language of the Kom people was not written before 1990. A translation ministry began work in 1989, developing a writing system, beginning literacy classes and translation work. A translation of the New Testament was completed in 2004. A large literacy program has been established for children and adults. The Jesus film was produced in 1999 and has been viewed by well over 30,000 Kom people. Over 5,000 people have made decisions to follow Christ. African Traditional Religion remains very strong, and there is syncretism in the churches. Discipleship and evangelism are needed.


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People Name General Nkom
People Name in Country Nkom, Kom
Population in Cameroon 325,000
World Population 325,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bekom, Bikon, Kom
People ID 13419
ROP3 Code 107357
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West region: south Boyo division, southeast of Wum town, northeast of Bamenda city. Also in major urban centers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West region: south Boyo division, southeast of Wum town, northeast of Bamenda city. Also in major urban centers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Kom   People group listing
Language Code: bkm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kom   People group listing
Language Code: bkm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kom

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1998-2001)
New Testament Yes   (2004)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kom
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
73.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
34.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
43.0 %
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