International Mother Tongue Day

Natacha Mbene - Social Media Manager

2/21/20231 min read

O Cameroon, the cradle of our ancestors, you who have seen generations born over the years and who are always there for us. Still called Mini Africa because of its cultural diversity, Cameroon is home to over 200 ethnic groups, divided into four main groups (Bantus, Semi-Bantus, Sudanese and Pygmies).

Among the BANTOUS, we find sub-groups such as the:
  • BETI in the Centre region

  • BASSA and DOUALA in the Littoral region

  • BAKUNDU in the South-West region

  • MAKA in the East region

Among the SEMI-BANTOUS, we find the:
  • BAMILEKE, BAMOUN, and TIKAR in the West region

  • GBAYA in the East region

Among the SOUDANAIS, we find the:
  • FOULBE, in the Adamaoua region

  • MAFA, in the Far North region

  • TOUPOURI, ARABES-CHOAS in the North region,

  • MOUNDANG in the North and Far North regions,

  • MOUSGOUN , MASSA in the North region

PYGMEES are in the East region.

All these peoples live together in total harmony, contributing to the country's socio-cultural development. In this spirit, Futa is a melting pot of cultures, thanks to the ethnic diversity of its team.

So, on this International Mother Language Day, we thought we'd celebrate this diversity with you. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter, so you don't miss out on the next Futa Reviews.