Gbaya, Mbadomo in Cameroon

The Gbaya, Mbadomo have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gbaya people have been living in Cameroon since the 1500s. In the 1800s they had violent confrontations with Fulani slave raiders. They suffered from contact with colonizers from Germany and France. When the Germans colonized their homeland in the early 1900s, they tried to force the Gbaya people into urban settings, which led to resistance. Their rebellion was stopped, and by 1912 the Gbaya people were working for German rubber companies. During WWI, Belgian, French and British forces pushed back the Germans, who burned Gbaya villages as they retreated. Rather than submit to other Europeans, the Gbaya lived in the jungles where they re-established their old practices of cannibalism and slavery. The Gbaya were used as force laborers by the French in 1928. Their job was to build the Congo-Ocean Railway. Even after Cameroon gained her independence from the French, the Gbaya people felt like they faced discrimination in regard to opportunities in government and higher education.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most farm rice, yams, cassava, peanuts, tobacco and coffee. There are also diamond mines where the Gbaya people work.
They drink an alcoholic beverage made from honey and eat a cassava-based porridge.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most have a Christian background, many participate in witchcraft.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gbaya people need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ rather than in the power of witchcraft.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Gbaya people who love the Lord to teach others his ways.
Pray for them to turn their backs on witchcraft and put their trust in Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Lord to give the Gbaya people an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and love.


Scripture Prayers for the Gbaya, Mbadomo in Cameroon.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gbaya_people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fazodv2zQvQ


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gbaya, Mbadomo
People Name in Country Gbaya, Mbadomo
Alternate Names
Population this Country 38,000
Population all Countries 38,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19813
ROP3 Code 115015
ROP25 Code 302623
ROP25 Name Gbaya
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 East region: Lom-and-Djerem division, Bétaré-Oya subdivision; Ngoura district.   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 East region: Lom-and-Djerem division, Bétaré-Oya subdivision; Ngoura district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
62.00 %
Ethnic Religions
23.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Gbaya-Mbodomo (38,000 speakers)
Language Code gmm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gbaya-Mbodomo (38,000 speakers)
Language Code gmm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gbaya-Mbodomo

Primary Language:  Gbaya-Mbodomo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1980)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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