Kotoko, Mpade in Cameroon


Population
24,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mpade 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.

The 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-Sept.).

Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. The few Mpade 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.


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People Name General Kotoko, Mpade
People Name in Country Kotoko, Mpade
Population in Cameroon 24,000
World Population 28,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Makari, Malgwe, Shoe
People ID 13844
ROP3 Code 106841
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south of Lake Chad, Makari area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, south of Lake Chad, Makari area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mpade   People group listing
Language Code: mpi   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mpade   People group listing
Language Code: mpi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mpade

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
2.0 %
Roman Catholic
88.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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