Sharwa in Cameroon

The Sharwa have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
8,600
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The people of the Sharwa language are known as the "Sarwwa" in the village of Djeki and the "Majieke" in the village of Duva. They live in a very hot and dry climate. Plants do not find it easy to take root and grow in such a hostile environment. Christianity has also struggled to take root among the Sharwa speakers. Living in an isolated area near the town of Bourrah which is situated near the Nigerian border, this strongly Muslim group has been resistant to influences from the the outside.

A few of their children attend a small school in Djeki, but in Duva and other villages there are no schools. Although they still use the Sharwa language in their families the state of the economy pressures them to use Fulfulde. The gospel has not reached these people. Pray that they would have access to a clear and consistent oral presentation of the Gospel, probably through the Fulfulde language. Pray that perhaps a radio program or an evangelist will be able to reach them.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sharwa
People Name in Country Sharwa
Population in Cameroon 8,600
World Population 8,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Sarwa
People ID 19046
ROP3 Code 115351
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-Tsanaga division, south Bourrah subdivision; North region: Mayo-Louti division.   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-Tsanaga division, south Bourrah subdivision; North region: Mayo-Louti division..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Sharwa (8,600 speakers)
Language Code swq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sharwa
Primary Language Sharwa (8,600 speakers)
Language Code swq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sharwa

Primary Language:  Sharwa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
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
100.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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