Mere in Cameroon

The Mere have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
28,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Merey are a group of about 10,000 people living in a mountainous area of the Far North Province of Cameroon. Christianity is well implanted, though the wider area is predominately Muslim. Translation work began in the later 1980s when Beat Haller, a translator in the neighboring Zulgo language helped a Merey man work with the Zulgo translator to convert the New Testament from Zulgo to Merey. Sadly, both these men died before the work was able to advance further. The Merey translation committee chose a replacement, Eli Doumok, to continue the work. The Merey describe themselves as a gentle and faithful people.


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People Name General Mere
People Name in Country Mere
Population in Cameroon 28,000
World Population 28,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dugur, Merey, Meri
People ID 13684
ROP3 Code 106558
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Diamaré division. West of Meri town, near Meri massif.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Diamaré division. West of Meri town, near Meri massif..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Merey (28,000 speakers)
Language Code meq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Merey
Primary Language Merey (28,000 speakers)
Language Code meq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Merey

Primary Language:  Merey

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1986-2006)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2012)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Merey
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Dzam Weɗeye
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.40 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
65.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
72.0 %
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