Bakweri

related topics
{country, population, people}
{land, century, early}
{day, year, event}
{group, member, jewish}
{god, call, give}
{album, band, music}
{city, large, area}
{island, water, area}
{law, state, case}
{son, year, death}
{theory, work, human}
{war, force, army}
{area, part, region}
{woman, child, man}
{village, small, smallsup}
{food, make, wine}
{church, century, christian}
{town, population, incorporate}

Mokpwe

Predominantly Christian and/or ancestor worshippers

Bakole, Bamboko, Duala, Isubu, Limba, Mungo, Wovea

The Bakweri (or Kwe) are an ethnic group of the Republic of Cameroon. They are closely related to Cameroon's coastal peoples (the Sawa), particularly the Duala and Isubu.

Contents

History

Early population movements

According to Bakweri oral traditions, that they originated from Mboko, the area southwest of Mount Cameroon.[2] The Bakweri likely migrated to their present home east of the mountain in the mid-18th century. From the foothills, they gradually spread to the coast, and up the Mungo River and the various creeks that empty into it. In the process, they founded numerous villages, usually when individual families groups split off.[3] A rival Bakweri tradition says they descend from Mokuri or Mokule, a brother of the Duala's forebear Ewale, who migrated to the Mount Cameroon area for hunting.[4] In addition, a few isolated villages, such as Maumu and Bojongo, claim some alternate descent and may represent earlier groups whom the expanding Bakweri absorbed.[3]

Full article ▸

related documents
Maluku Islands
Portuguese Timor
History of Southeast Asia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Independence Day
Demographics of Latvia
Czechs
Demographics of Gibraltar
Demographics of Switzerland
Demographics of Bangladesh
Demographics of Madagascar
Kyrgyz
Demographics of Finland
Demographics of Tanzania
Manchu
Demographics of Indonesia
Demographics of the Cayman Islands
Demographics of Swaziland
Demographics of Denmark
Demographics of Iraq
Demographics of Venezuela
Demography of Sudan
Demographics of Tunisia
Mali
Demographics of Uganda
Demographics of Paraguay
Demographics of Slovakia
Demographics of Algeria
Demographics of Kyrgyzstan
Demographics of Mali