Mekaf, Naki in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Mekaf only in Cameroon
Population
5,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bunaki (Boo-na-key) people live in a remote part of the North West Province of Cameroon. It is very difficult to access, as roads are not well maintained, and it is in a mountainous region. In fact, only two villages are accessible by road, the remainder accessible on foot. The majority of Bunaki people are farmers, growing corn, peanuts, and beans.

They are generally very spiritually aware and perform animal sacrifices at the request of traditional priests, to make peace with their ancestors and assure that what they plant will be blessed and bring forth a harvest. Only a few Bunaki attend church and even fewer have a personal relationship with Jesus. Of those that claim to be Christian, there is often syncretism with the local traditional religion. They justify their ancestor worship by saying that it is honoring their parents, just as the Bible says. Pray that they would understand that God is a jealous God and He does not accept divided loyalties.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mekaf
People Name in Country Mekaf, Naki
Population in Cameroon 5,900
World Population 5,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bunaki, Naki
People ID 13661
ROP3 Code 106523
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North West region: Menchum division, Furu-Awa subdivision, Nse chiefdom, Mashi, Mekaf, Small Mekaf, Bukpang II, and Lebo villages.   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: Menchum division, Furu-Awa subdivision, Nse chiefdom, Mashi, Mekaf, Small Mekaf, Bukpang II, and Lebo villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Naki (5,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mff   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Naki (5,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mff   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Naki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.50 %)
69.00 %
Ethnic Religions
31.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
25.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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