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Mere in Cameroon

Mere

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
30,000 Merey Islam 30.00 % 3.40 %   

Mere in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
The Merey are a group of several thousand people living in a mountainous area of the Far North Province of Cameroon. Christianity is well implanted, though the wider area is predominately Muslim. Translation work began in the later 1980s when Beat Haller, a translator in the neighboring Zulgo language helped a Merey man work with the Zulgo translator to convert the New Testament from Zulgo to Merey. Sadly, both these men died before the work was able to advance further. The Merey translation committee chose a replacement, Eli Doumok, to continue the work. The Merey describe themselves as a gentle and faithful people.

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Country: Cameroon
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:42 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Far North region: Diamaré division. West of Meri town, near Meri massif.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Mere
People Name General: Mere
Alternate People Names:
DugurMerey
Meri
ROP3 Code: 106558
Joshua Project People ID: 13684
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 30,000
Population all Countries: 30,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Mere
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Language
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Primary Language: Merey (30,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): meq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 3.40 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam55.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian3.00 %
Roman Catholic72.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1986-2006
New Testament:
2012-2019Audio
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 Merey
Text / Printed MatterBible: Dzam Weɗeye
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Mere in Cameroon

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