Bakoko, Basoo in Cameroon

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

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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Scripture Prayers for the Bakoko, Basoo in Cameroon.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bakoko
People Name in Country Bakoko, Basoo
Alternate Names Basoo
Population this Country 163,000
Population all Countries 163,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10593
ROP3 Code 100822
ROP25 Code 300745
ROP25 Name Bakoko (Basoo)
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 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
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 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
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.50 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Bakoko (163,000 speakers)
Language Code bkh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bakoko (163,000 speakers)
Language Code bkh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bakoko

Primary Language:  Bakoko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2023)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Bakoko YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Bakoko YouVersion Bibles
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