• PEOPLE NAME: KUMAJU OF CAMEROON


PEID: 12653

ROP: 105384

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Benue

Language: Kemedzung - (dmo)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Cameroon

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Population: 6,400

Global Population: 6,400


PEID: 12653

ROP: 105384

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Kumaju of Cameroon, numbering 6,400, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Benue people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Cameroon. Their primary language is Kemedzung. The primary religion practiced by the Kumaju is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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