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Nomande, Mandi in Cameroon

Nomande, Mandi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
17,000 Nomaande Christianity 69.00 % 6.00 % No   

Nomande, Mandi in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
The Lemande people inhabit a hilly area in the central province of Cameroon, just west of the town of Bokito. Here, within this forest-savannah region, the Lemande traditionally have been subsistence farmers and hunters. Today, subsistence farming is mainly the responsibility of the women, while the men handle cash crops like cocoa and coffee. Christianity was introduced to this region in the 1930s with the arrival of Catholic missionaries. The paramount chief who had originally invited Christianity into the region eventually converted to Islam since he was informed by the missionaries that he could only keep one of his many wives.

Today, while there remain a small percentage of Muslims in the area and the majority of Lemande profess to be Christian, traditional beliefs are still very much a part of their spiritual lives. SIL began to work with the Lemande in 1981 with the purpose of providing Scripture in the language of the people, Nomaande. With the very low literacy rate and lack of spiritual discipleship, there is much need for prayer support if the Word of God is ever to take root among the Lemande. The New Testament has been available since 2008.

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Country: Cameroon
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, west and north Bokito subdivision, southwest of Bafia [ksf] language area; Littoral region: Sanaga-Maritime division, small area, eastern border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Nomande, Mandi
People Name General: Nomande
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107381
Joshua Project People ID: 13966
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 17,000
Population all Countries: 17,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
People Name General: Nomande
Ethnic Code: NAB57k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nomaande (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lem    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity69.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions31.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent2.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian24.00 %
Roman Catholic59.00 %
(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: 1994-1998
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 (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nomaande
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Nomande, Mandi in Cameroon

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People Cluster
    Bantu, Northwest     Africa, West and Central    
      Nomande Cameroon    
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            Nomande, Mandi in Cameroon          
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      Christianity     Nomaande  
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