Mpade Kotoko in Cameroon


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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Mpade Kotoko people live in the northernmost part of Cameroon, just south of Lake Chad. Their language area extends into Nigeria to the west and Chad to the northeast.
Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. Rulers of smaller regions are called blamas. The town of Makary is the hub of the language area with a number of surrounding villages in Cameroon, and a few villages in Nigeria and Chad. A number of Mpade speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad. Linguistically, Mpade is one of the eight Kotoko languages, and Mpade speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. Mpade has a Latin script writing system, but it is not currently widely used.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mpade Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the seasonal rivers that flow in the area to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during rainy season, June-September.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. The few Mpade Kotoko Christians in the area are poorly educated and isolated. Mission work coming from outside the community will need to be done once it is safe enough to work in the area. At this point, because of the activity of the Boko Haram, all missionaries have been asked to leave the north of Cameroon. There was a Nigerian missionary reaching out to the Kotoko but he was killed by the Boko Haram in 2011.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mpade Kotoko people still await the gospel of the only savior.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Mpade people to experience the glory of the Lord and respond through family devotion.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving workers.
Pray for Mpade disciples to make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Kotoko, Mpade in Cameroon.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kotoko, Mpade
People Name in Country Kotoko, Mpade
Natural Name Mpade Kotoko
Alternate Names Makari; Malgwe; Shoe
Population this Country 27,000
Population all Countries 33,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13844
ROP3 Code 106841
ROP25 Code 305646
ROP25 Name Mpade
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south of Lake Chad, Makari area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south of Lake Chad, Makari area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.90 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
17.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mpade
Language Code mpi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mpade
Language Code mpi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mpade

Primary Language:  Mpade

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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