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Mbo in Cameroon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
92,000 Mbo Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % No No   

Mbo in Cameroon

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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
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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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:Littoral region: Moungo division, Nkongsamba and Melong subdivisions; West region: Menoua division, Santchou subdivision and Upper Nkam division, Kekem subdivision; South West region: Noun division, border area northwest of Nkongsamba, Mbo plain.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mbo
People Name General: Mbo
Alternate People Names:
Nla MboSambo
ROP3 Code: 114979
Joshua Project People ID: 13629
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 92,000
Population all Countries: 92,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General: Mbo
Ethnic Code: NAB56b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mbo
Language Code (ISO): mbo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent2.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian25.00 %
Roman Catholic43.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Mbo in Cameroon

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      Mbo Cameroon    
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