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Woko, Longa in Cameroon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,600 Longto Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Woko, Longa in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
Longto is the name of the language used by the Longmo people group. They are located in Poli Subdivision about one hour West of Poli by road. There are seventeen villages stretching for twenty five kilometers along a road running north to south. They have also been known by the name Voko, still carried by the main town of the Longto people, which they refer to as Gormaya.

All of them claim to be Muslim. There is one church, a Lutheran church in Voko, none of whose members belong to the language group. Only outsiders, civil servants, attend the services. The greater part of the population speaks Fulfulde as a second language. Only a limited few have any comprehension of French, even though it is the language of the school system. Some of the young people are beginning to make French their second language rather than Fulfulde. Arabic is used for prayers and for instruction in the Koranic schools.

There are two schools, a clinic, and a police station in Voko. No language development has been initiated, except for a Longto-French dictionary written twenty-five years ago, but nowhere to be found. They do, however, organize fund-raising for community projects on a regular basis. The climate is hot and dry, and the terrain mostly plains. The geography increases in elevation toward Poli, with mountains and some rocky areas. Vegetation is primarily savannah and scrub trees. Everything turns a beautiful green during the rainy season.

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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: Faro division, Poli subdivision, southwest of Poli to Faro Reserve, Voko area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Woko, Longa
People Name General: Woko
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110853
Joshua Project People ID: 15411
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,600
Population all Countries: 7,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Woko
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Longto (7,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): wok    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
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)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Woko, Longa in Cameroon

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Woko Cameroon    
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            Woko, Longa in Cameroon          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Longto  
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