Mbo in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mbo only in Cameroon
Population
83,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mbo people are an enclave indigenous group of people considered to be among the least developed in the nation and with little or no accessibility to the their motherland. This region is made up a number of different clans and chiefdom with a paramount king, chief or ruler as you may call it. Their fine and un-tempered culture gives the world more reason to consider them among the specie of the latest trace of the early man's genealogy.


Where Are they Located?

Nearby cities and towns from the west of Mbo: Michukouem (1.3 nm) Mbetta (2.7 nm) Fonwen (4.3 nm) From the North of Mbo: Njungo (2.5 nm) Njungo (2.5 nm) Fonke (2.9 nm) Fonwung (3.0 nm) Lebock (3.0 nm) Fonjungo-Fonke (3.8 nm) Fereke-Chacha (4.5 nm) Fotabong III (4.7 nm) Forte Fongui (4.8 nm) From the East of Mbo: Mogomba (2.0 nm) Fongotafo (3.0 nm) Meket (4.5 nm) Essinte (4.5 nm) From the West of Mbo: Mechimia (1.2 nm) Bessassem (2.1 nm) Ngwatta (2.7 nm)


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mbo people, despite the absence of modernity live an actualized live. This is to say, their society gathers for a market just once a week. It is necessary to say that this market day is not consistent as the day changes with the customary ''village days'' just like the Ethiopian native calendar, the Mbo community has their own days which does not correspond to our normal calendar. During these market days, all trade is done in cash and kind. People come from the neighboring towns in hope of not missing this event. Farmers work an entire week for this day. For example, one will work all week just to produce a 5kg jug of palm oil to sell on this day. They will not earn much from its sale. Most girl children socialize with their mothers to learn motherhood early as they are been put out for marriage in their teen age. Meanwhile the boys engage with their dads in hunting, farming, palm nuts, cocoa, coffee and others crops in preparation for family life and manhood.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mbo are rooted in Christianity despite the fact that they all have to walk for miles in other to attend Christian fellowship. However, they hold their tradition secret.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a cleansing of the land.
* Pray against generational curses.
* Pray for the success of every son and daughter of the land.
* Pray for elite and educated God fearing rulers


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mbo
People Name in Country Mbo
Population in Cameroon 83,000
World Population 83,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Babong, Balondo, Bareko, Londo, Nla Mbo, Sambo, Santchu
People ID 13629
ROP3 Code 114979
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Littoral region: Moungo division, Nkongsamba and Melong subdivisions; West region: Menoua division, Santchou subdivision and Upper Nkam division, Kekem subdivision; South West region: Noun division, border area northwest of Nkongsamba, Mbo plain.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Littoral region: Moungo division, Nkongsamba and Melong subdivisions; West region: Menoua division, Santchou subdivision and Upper Nkam division, Kekem subdivision; South West region: Noun division, border area northwest of Nkongsamba, Mbo plain..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Mbo   People group listing
Language Code: mbo   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mbo   People group listing
Language Code: mbo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mbo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
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 6.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
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
25.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
43.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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