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Title:Notes the polyglot populations of Nkambe
Author:Mafiamba, P.C.
Periodical:Abbia: revue culturelle camerounaise
Geographic term:Cameroon
Mbum (Cameroon, Central African Republic)
Abstract:Nkambe Division, the northernmost administrative unit of the Federated State of West Cameroon, is composed of a large number of heterogenous ethnic groups all claiming to have come at different times from Kimi in East Cameroon. These groups have been grafted in places to earlier autochtonous scanty populations of obscure origins, which are mixed pell-mell, especially on the north-western periphery, with Chamba and Jukum element. Although harried by the Fulani from Gashaka especially, these groups managed to maintain their independence until the arrival of the Germans. The predominant cultural influence is Tikar and 'pagan'. This article presents ethnic information on the numerically smallest group, the Mbaw, and on the largest, most evolved and most influential group, the Wimbum. Ref., illustr.