Mbo in Cameroon

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People Name: Mbo
Country: Cameroon
10/40 Window: No
Population: 99,000
World Population: 99,000
Primary Language: Mbo
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 70.00 %
Evangelicals: 6.00 %
Scripture: Translation Started
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Mbo people are an enclave indigenous group of people considered to be among the least developed in the nation and with little or no accessibility to the their motherland. This region is made up a number of different clans and chiefdom with a paramount king, chief or ruler as you may call it. Their fine and un-tempered culture gives the world more reason to consider them among the specie of the latest trace of the early man's genealogy.

Where Are they Located?

Nearby cities and towns from the west of Mbo: Michukouem (1.3 nm) Mbetta (2.7 nm) Fonwen (4.3 nm) From the North of Mbo: Njungo (2.5 nm) Njungo (2.5 nm) Fonke (2.9 nm) Fonwung (3.0 nm) Lebock (3.0 nm) Fonjungo-Fonke (3.8 nm) Fereke-Chacha (4.5 nm) Fotabong III (4.7 nm) Forte Fongui (4.8 nm) From the East of Mbo: Mogomba (2.0 nm) Fongotafo (3.0 nm) Meket (4.5 nm) Essinte (4.5 nm) From the West of Mbo: Mechimia (1.2 nm) Bessassem (2.1 nm) Ngwatta (2.7 nm)

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mbo people, despite the absence of modernity live an actualized live. This is to say, their society gathers for a market just once a week. It is necessary to say that this market day is not consistent as the day changes with the customary' 'village days'' just like the Ethiopian native calendar, the Mbo community has their own days which does not correspond to our normal calendar. During these market days, all trade is done in cash and kind. People come from the neighboring towns in hope of not missing this event. Farmers work an entire week for this day. For example, one will work all week just to produce a 5kg jug of palm oil to sell on this day. They will not earn much from its sale. Most girl children socialize with their mothers to learn motherhood early as they are been put out for marriage in their teen age. Meanwhile the boys engage with their dads in hunting, farming, palm nuts, cocoa, coffee and others crops in preparation for family life and manhood.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mbo are rooted in Christianity despite the fact that they all have to walk for miles in other to attend Christian fellowship. However, they hold their tradition secret.

Prayer Points

Pray for a cleansing of the land.
Pray against generational curses.
Pray for the success of every son and daughter of the land.
Pray for elite and educated God fearing rulers

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