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Title:The origin of the Warr clan, Wimbum area council, Donga and Mantung division, West Cameroon
Author:Mafiamba, P.C.
Periodical:Abbia: revue culturelle camerounaise
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subject:Mbum (Cameroon, Central African Republic)
Abstract:In the author's article 'Notes on the Polyglot Populations of Nkambe' (Abbia, 1969, 21, p. 59-90) reference was made to the difficulty of collecting information on the origin of the Warr prior to their arrival in Mbiribaw (Mbot Farm) and also the real reasons which led to their scattering from Mbiribaw. The tradition collected by Jeffreys from the village head of Nsob claimed that Warr are a part of the Wimbum - the major ethic group in Donga and Mantung Division - who are said to be a part of the MBUM who formely occupied the vast Plateau region of the Benoué Division of North Eastern Cameroon. This oral tradition narrated by the Fon of Chup, William Ndingiri Tangem, on 14th December 1965, after being enlightened by his village elders throws further light on this obscure period of Wimbum history and collaborates the version of Wimbum origin as collected by Jeffreys. Map of the peoples of the Central Cameroons.