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Kotoko, Afade of Cameroon

Prayer Month: February 2011
Focus: West and Central Africa
Country: Cameroon
People Name: Kotoko, Afade
Population: 7,200
World Population: 51,000
Language: Afade
Primary Religion: Islam
Progress Status: 1.0
% Adherents : 4.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.60 %
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Kotoko, Afade of Cameroon

Introduction / History
The Afade people live in the northern part of Cameroon, in an area a little south of Lake Chad. Their language area extends into Nigeria to the west.

What are their lives like?
Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. Rulers of smaller regions are called blamas. The town of Afade is the hub of the language area with a few surrounding villages. A number of Afade speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad.

Linguistically, Afade is one of eight Kotoko languages, and Afade speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. A Latin script writing system has been developed for Afade but it is not currently in use.

The Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the seasonal rivers that flow in the area to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during rainy season (June-September).

What are their beliefs?
Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. It is not known if there are any Afade Christians. At this point, because of the activity of the Boko Haram, all missionaries have been asked to leave the north of Cameroon. There was a Nigerian missionary reaching out to the Kotoko but he was killed by the Boko Haram in 2011.

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