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Aghem, Wum in Cameroon

Aghem, Wum

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
47,000 Aghem Christianity 75.00 % 7.00 % No   

Aghem, Wum in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
The Aghem are an industrious people with a highly organized social structure. The majority live from subsistence farming with some cattle herds and cash crops contributing to the economy.

The Aghem people have many churches but the truth of the Gospel has yet to penetrate the general fabric of the society. Syncretism is pervasive, with appeasement of the 'ancestors' being considered critical to success in all aspects of life, whether harmonious family relationships, thriving crops, or good community projects. There is, however, a small core of believers emerging who are turning away from the rituals and sacrifices and are depending on Christ alone to meet every need. Unity is a deep-seated value for the society. Unfortunately, since many rites are performed by the whole community, those refusing to participate tend to be ostracized by their kinsmen. It is often easier to keep silent and keep unity rather than take a strong stand against the syncretism.

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Country: Cameroon
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:North West region: Menchum division, Wum Central subdivision, Wum area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Aghem, Wum
People Name General: Aghem
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100107
Joshua Project People ID: 10175
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 47,000
Population all Countries: 47,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke
People Name General: Aghem
Ethnic Code: NAB57a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Aghem (47,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): agq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian30.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2003
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Aghem
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Aghem, Wum in Cameroon

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    Bantu, Cameroon-Bamileke     Africa, West and Central    
      Aghem Cameroon    
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