Yambasa, Nu Gunu in Cameroon

Joshua Project has identified the Yambasa only in Cameroon
Population
82,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gunu are one of several people groups known collectively as the Yambassa. They live in the central part of Cameroon where French, one of two national languages, is widely used. The country was once known as "The Cameroons". Different parts were ruled over by Germans, British or French. The Germans were displaced after World War I and at independence the two remaining parts were united.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gunu people of Cameroon call their language Nugunu. The majority of these speakers live a very basic farming lifestyle. Many families travel up to two miles to find drinking water. The combination of limited access to clean water and inadequate medical facilities exacerbates health problems and makes the people more vulnerable to recurring illness.

School fees present serious challenges for Gunu families, resulting in low levels of education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Roman Catholic priests brought the gospel to the Nugunu area in 1927. Most Gunu faithfully attend church. Today, almost half of the population affiliates with the Catholic Church. Presbyterians and several other Protestant denominations also attract a significant following.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Yambasa
People Name in Country Yambasa, Nu Gunu
Population in Cameroon 82,000
World Population 82,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nu Gunu
People ID 15971
ROP3 Code 110955
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, Ombessa and Bokito subdivisions, Ombessa area southwest.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, Ombessa and Bokito subdivisions, Ombessa area southwest..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Nugunu   People group listing
Language Code: yas   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nugunu   People group listing
Language Code: yas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nugunu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000-2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
74.00 %
Ethnic Religions
26.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
30.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
58.0 %
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