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Karang-Pandama, Sakpu in Cameroon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
26,000 Karang Christianity 40.00 % 2.00 % No   

Karang-Pandama, Sakpu in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
About four-hundred years ago, the Karang people of Cameroon hunted and gathered food in clan groups and moved about the grasslands of the Rey River valley. They practiced animism to appease the spirits in their area. Some of these practices live on today. An Islamic kingship was established later, and the Karang were subjected to living along established trade routes where more permanent villages were built and agriculture became the main means of living.

The Lutheran Church of America established a Bible school in Tchollire and chapels in many Karang villages. Because of the earlier years of living under a foreign king, many Karang formed migrant communities in and around the cities of Garoua and Ngaoundere. Today they live peaceably both within and outside the traditional Islamic boundaries of control. There are a few Karang villages across the border in Chad, where the Assemblies of God have reported a recent revival, which is hoped will spread to Cameroon. The Karang need the New Testament translated as well as literacy to be able to use it, once it is completed. There are presently two missionary families working specifically to fulfill this need.

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Country: Cameroon
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:45 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:North region: Mayo-Rey division, Madingring district (homeland), south border of Bouba Ndjida National Park, south from Madingring, southeast to Lawzigoy. 25 villages. Displaced: Garoua, Ngong, Ngaoundéré, Touboro (and surrounding villages), Tcholliré.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Karang-Pandama, Sakpu
People Name General: Karang
Alternate People Names:
Karang LakaLaka
LakkaLakka Mbum
ROP3 Code: 104645
Joshua Project People ID: 12529
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 26,000
Population all Countries: 29,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Karang
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Karang
Language Code (ISO): kzr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity40.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1981-2008
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Karang
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Karang
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Karang-Pandama, Sakpu in Cameroon

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Karang Cameroon    
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