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Bakoko, Basoo in Cameroon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
148,000 Bakoko Christianity 70.00 % 2.50 % No No   

Bakoko, Basoo in Cameroon

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Introduction / History
The Bakoko, also called Basoo, people have lived along the western coast of Cameroon for centuries. They do not have a written language. They do not have a Bible. They are one of the 3,000 people groups that don't have a single verse of God's Word.

In their secluded environment, numerous rivers fed by heavy rains continue to expand the deltas, which flow into the Gulf of Guinea. Many of the swamplands are covered with mangrove trees and other vegetation. From the coastal flats, the Bakoko can see the plains gradually rise upward to inland plateaus.

The Bakoko are mainly subsistence farmers. They occasionally raise goats and sheep, but their cash crops include rubber, oil palms, coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas. Their main staples are cocoyams, cassava, maize and plantains. They eat dried and fresh fish and meat when available. They also enjoy tropical fruits.

The men normally wear Western-style clothing. The women wear both Westernstyle clothing and African wrappers (skirts) with a colorful head tie. Their homes are usually rectangular and made from wattle and daub (clay and cow dung mixed together). They also used sun-baked myd bricks. For those who can afford it, cement blocks are replacing the mud bricks.

Overlapping boards split from tree trunks, or sheets of corrugated tin, form the framework for their homes. Thatched roofs are gradually being replaced by tin.

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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:Littoral region: scattered communities; Wouri division, south of Douala; Moungo division, south of Dibombari; Nkam division, Nkondjok area; Sanaga-Maritime division, southwest of Edéa; South region: northwest Océan division; West region: Haut-Nkam division.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Bakoko, Basoo
People Name General: Bakoko
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100822
Joshua Project People ID: 10593
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 148,000
Population all Countries: 148,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Northwest
People Name General: Bakoko
Ethnic Code: NAB57k
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bakoko (148,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bkh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity70.00 %(Evangelical: 2.50 %)
Ethnic Religions30.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent3.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian35.00 %
Roman Catholic57.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Bakoko, Basoo in Cameroon

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People Cluster
    Bantu, Northwest     Africa, West and Central    
      Bakoko Cameroon    
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            Bakoko, Basoo in Cameroon          
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      Christianity     Bakoko  
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