Yambasa, Nu Gunu in Cameroon

The Yambasa, Nu Gunu have only been reported in Cameroon
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Gunu are one of several people groups known collectively as the Yambassa. They live in the central part of Cameroon where French, one of two national languages, is widely used. The country was once known as "The Cameroons". Different parts were ruled over by Germans, British or French. The Germans were displaced after World War I and at independence the two remaining parts were united.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gunu people of Cameroon call their language Nugunu. The majority of these speakers live a very basic farming lifestyle. Many families travel up to two miles to find drinking water. The combination of limited access to clean water and inadequate medical facilities exacerbates health problems and makes the people more vulnerable to recurring illness.

School fees present serious challenges for Gunu families, resulting in low levels of education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Roman Catholic priests brought the gospel to the Nugunu area in 1927. Most Gunu faithfully attend church. Today, almost half of the population affiliates with the Catholic Church. Presbyterians and several other Protestant denominations also attract a significant following.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Yambasa, Nu Gunu in Cameroon.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Yambasa
People Name in Country Yambasa, Nu Gunu
Alternate Names Nu Gunu
Population this Country 99,000
Population all Countries 99,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15971
ROP3 Code 110955
ROP25 Code 308923
ROP25 Name Yambasa
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 Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, Ombessa and Bokito subdivisions, Ombessa area southwest.   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 Centre region: Mbam-and-Inoubou division, Ombessa and Bokito subdivisions, Ombessa area southwest..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
74.00 %
Ethnic Religions
26.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Nugunu (Cameroon)
Language Code yas   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nugunu (Cameroon)
Language Code yas   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nugunu (Cameroon)

Primary Language:  Nugunu (Cameroon)

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2000-2010)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2017)
Bible-Complete No
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
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National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Nugunu YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Nugunu YouVersion Bibles
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Map Source Anonymous  
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