Tikar, Twumwu in Cameroon

The Tikar, Twumwu have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tikar live in the Bamenda Grassfields in Cameroon. Before the 1800s this region was too mountainous and remote for people to come and go except by foot. They once lived further north until Fulani herdsmen drove them south. They fled partly to avoid being forced to become Muslim. There are Tikar subgroups, one of which is the Twumwu.

For many years the Tikar were the only group in their region who practiced iron work. Fathers were careful to teach their sons the family craft.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Twumwu Tikar are farmers who grow sugar cane, cassava, cocoa, coffee, bananas and plantains.

They are known to be great artists and their masks are an important part of their culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are largely Christian, the Twumwu Tikar have traditional religious practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The Twumwu Tikar need to put all their faith in Christ. He alone can provide them with an abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray for them to have an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of God’s power and love.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to work miracles among the Twumwu Tikar people, leading them to put all their faith in Christ.

Pray for The Twumwu Tikar disciples to make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Tikar, Twumwu in Cameroon.


References

http://www.101lasttribes.com/tribes/tikar.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikar_people

https://rootsrevealed.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-tikar-people-of-cameroon.html

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Tikar


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tikar
People Name in Country Tikar, Twumwu
Alternate Names Bandobo; Ndome; Twumwu
Population this Country 181,000
Population all Countries 181,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15486
ROP3 Code 110055
ROP25 Code 308159
ROP25 Name Tikar
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa region: Mayo-Banyo division, Bankim subdivision; Centre region: Mbam-and-Kim division, Ngambe-Tikar subdivision, scattered over northwest Yoko and northeast of Foumban; West region: Noun division, Magba subdivision; North West region: Donga-Mantung division, small border area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Adamawa region: Mayo-Banyo division, Bankim subdivision; Centre region: Mbam-and-Kim division, Ngambe-Tikar subdivision, scattered over northwest Yoko and northeast of Foumban; West region: Noun division, Magba subdivision; North West region: Donga-Mantung division, small border area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Tikar
Language Code tik   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tikar
Language Code tik   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tikar
Photo Source Michel Gnekhe 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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