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Mboku in Cameroon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
21,000 Mbuko Christianity 75.00 % 15.00 %   

Mboku in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
The Mbuko are grouped on and around a small chain of hills in the Dimare Department of the Far North Province of Cameroon. They are divided into clans according their descendance from one of the six sons of the original founder of the area. Agriculture forms the mainstay of their economy, and millet is the main crop.

Christianity began to have an impact in the 1970s when a Gemzek (neighboring people) woman married a Mbuko man, and her sons from a previous marriage began to share the Good News in their new home. The Mbuko have responded well to the Gospel and approximately thre-quarters would call themselves Christian. The translation of the Bible is in progress. The Mbuko are very interested in having the Bible in their own language.

Tembew is a kind of toad with a fat belly, and the Mbuko have written a lullaby about it. If a person is looking after the child of another person and the child begins to cry for his or her mother, the babysitter will sing, 'You are crying for your mother, you have a toad belly'.

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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:Far North region: Diamaré division, Meri subdivision east of Meri, Mbuko massif and neighboring Mayo-Raneo plain.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Mboku
People Name General: Mboku
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106482
Joshua Project People ID: 13632
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 21,000
Population all Countries: 21,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Mboku
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mbuko (21,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mqb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent2.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian5.00 %
Roman Catholic18.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2001-2005
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mbuko
Text / Printed MatterBible: Aɓan 'am wiya awan
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Mboku in Cameroon

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    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Mboku Cameroon    
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