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Sharwa in Cameroon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,000 Sharwa Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % No No   

Sharwa in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
The people of the Sharwa language are known as the "Sarwwa" in the village of Djeki and the "Majieke" in the village of Duva. They live in a very hot and dry climate. Plants do not find it easy to take root and grow in such a hostile environment. Christianity has also struggled to take root among the Sharwa speakers. Living in an isolated area near the town of Bourrah which is situated near the Nigerian border, this strongly Muslim group has been resistant to influences from the the outside.

A few of their children attend a small school in Djeki, but in Duva and other villages there are no schools. Although they still use the Sharwa language in their families the state of the economy pressures them to use Fulfulde. The gospel has not reached these people. Pray that they would have access to a clear and consistent oral presentation of the Gospel, probably through the Fulfulde language. Pray that perhaps a radio program or an evangelist will be able to reach them.

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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: Mayo-Tsanaga division, south Bourrah subdivision; North region: Mayo-Louti division.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Sharwa
People Name General: Sharwa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115351
Joshua Project People ID: 19046
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,000
Population all Countries: 9,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Sharwa
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sharwa (9,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): swq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian100.00 %
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Sharwa in Cameroon

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Sharwa Cameroon    
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            Sharwa in Cameroon          
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      Islam     Sharwa  
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