Lagwan Kotoko in Cameroon


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Introduction / History

The Lagwan people live by the Logone River in northern Cameroon. Their language area extends into Chad to the east. Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. The town of Logone-Birni is the hub of the language area with a few surrounding villages in Cameroon and Chad. A number of Lagwan speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad. Linguistically, Lagwan is one of the eight Kotoko languages, and Lagwan speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. A Latin script writing system has been developed for Lagwan but it is not currently in use.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the Logone River to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during rainy season (June-September).


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. It is not known if there are any Lagwan Kotoko Christians, but one estimate is that perhaps ten percent of those living in Cameroon profess Jesus as Lord.


Prayer Points

Pray for a powerful Holy Spirit led revival among Christian Lagwan Kotoko people that will drive them to share the only savior with their Muslim family members.
Pray for Lagwan Kotoko disciples who will make more disciples.
Pray their elders and family heads will have the spiritual hunger it takes to embrace Christ no matter what the cost.


Scripture Prayers for the Kotoko, Lagwan in Cameroon.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kotoko, Lagwan
People Name in Country Kotoko, Lagwan
Natural Name Lagwan Kotoko
Alternate Names Bara; Kotoko; Kotoko-Logone; Logone; Makari; Moria
Population this Country 16,000
Population all Countries 47,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12816
ROP3 Code 105271
ROP25 Code 304249
ROP25 Name Kotoko-Logone
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 Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, north of Waza National Park, Logone-Birni subdivision, Logone river bank across to Nigeria border.   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 Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, north of Waza National Park, Logone-Birni subdivision, Logone river bank across to Nigeria border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lagwan (16,000 speakers)
Language Code kot   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lagwan (16,000 speakers)
Language Code kot   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lagwan

Primary Language:  Lagwan

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Photo Source Ken Doerr - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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