Molokwo in Cameroon

The Molokwo have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
18,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

About 12,000 people, who live on Moloko mountain and its surrounding base, speak the Moloko language. The territory in which they live is bounded by the Mangafe and Raneo rivers in the Makalingay canton, Tokombere Sub-Division, of the Mayo-Sava Division, in the Far North Province.

According to oral traditions, the Melokwo sought refuge on Melokwo mountain during the invasion of the Fulani in the early 1800s. Today, the Melokwo reside in approximately twenty villages that encircle Melokwo mountain, and they seem to maintain friendly relations with the surrounding language groups, with intermarriages not being uncommon. Around one-tenth of the Moloko claim to be Christian, while three-quarters practice Traditional African Religion. Currently, Fulfulde is used in the churches since a Fulfulde Bible already exists, but this practice seems insufficient because interpretation into Moloko is reportedly always done. At this time, locals are very interested in the development of the language and the work of Bible translation.

Prayer is requested for the local language committee and the national translator as they begin a translation project among the Moloko. Prayer is needed for wisdom and unity among the committee members of different denominations. Pray also for the technical and spiritual support needed to bring Scripture to the Moloko.


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People Name General Molokwo
People Name in Country Molokwo
Population in Cameroon 18,000
World Population 18,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Molko
People ID 13778
ROP3 Code 106735
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: Mayo-Sava division, Tokombéré subdivision, Makalingay canton, Melokwo mountain area.   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: Mayo-Sava division, Tokombéré subdivision, Makalingay canton, Melokwo mountain area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Moloko (18,000 speakers)
Language Code mlw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Moloko
Primary Language Moloko (18,000 speakers)
Language Code mlw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Moloko

Primary Language:  Moloko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2007)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.50 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
82.00 %
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
1.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
39.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
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