They are subsistence farmers, trappers, fishermen. Some have cocoa trees that generate small amounts of cash.
Heavily-forested zone south of the Dja River in Cameroon, extending to Souanke in Congo. They are in small villages, many of which are on footpaths.
They are animistic, believing in the ability of people to transform into animals at will. They do not encourage individual accomplishment, preferring to see everyone stay at a comparable level.
They need the Word of God in their language. There is no widely-known writing system, although missionary linguists have done a phonology and are attempting to teach the use of two writing systems with varying degrees of tone-marking. There are very few villages with adequate water year-round and few with schools.
Pray that the Njyem people will see that they need to hear God speak to them in their own language.
Scripture Prayers for the Njyem in Cameroon.
|Profile Source: Keith Beavon|
|People Name General||Njyem|
|People Name in Country||Njyem|
|Population this Country||5,200|
|Population all Countries||11,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
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|Region||Africa, West and Central|
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|Persecution Rank||45 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||East region: Upper Nyong division, Ngoila subdivision. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Njyem
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