Mambila Gazetteer

Gazetteer of Mambila Villages

Format: Name, Alt Name (s), Location: lat, long, elevation, Country, Notes

Name Alt Name Mambila Name Lat Long Elevation Country Notes
Aboe 6.85 10.86667 Nigeria
Amba Amba 6.78333 10.91667 Nigeria  Magu Subgroup,  Donga Valley area of Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom, Western Mambilla Plateau.
Antere “Antere” 6.733333 11.016667 Nigeria  Kaka-Yamba, name taken from old site “Ntere” of Mfumte, Cameroon.
Ardoo-adamu            – Nigeria Bàng District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau, purely Fulbe settlement of relatively recent emergence
Atta Taga * Atta

* Atto or Tooh

6.46747 11.29635 Cameroon ·  Atta: Eastern Dialects and Mvùp.

·  Tooh or Atto: Western Mbl, (Tuungbò)

Bacha Bacha Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, central Mambilla Plateau, Kuma Chiefdom
Bàl Bàl Nigeria East of Bòogur and Jáng, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Bal Bal Nigeria Across the river near Gam, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Banda 6.816667 11.233333
Bandin Bandin Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, Ngubin District, central mambilla Plateau, Kuma Chiefdom
Banga Bang’a 6.78333 11.35 Nigeria Baŋa. Kerke Group, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Banga Bang’a Nigeria Baŋa. Ngumbun Group, north-central Mambilla, Kuma Chiefdom
Banga Bang’a Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Bang 3-Corner Bang Three Corner Bàvír,

Dzobòbàng

Nigeria  Bàng Group, Bàng District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Bang Down  Bàng-Fìm Fìm Nigeria  Bang Subgroup, Bàng District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Bàng-Kúkúm Bàng -Kúkúm Cameroon Bàng Subgroup, south of Lìi, in the Ngùum-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region.
Bani Tep-Bani Bâni Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Bàngòoba Bàngòoba Nigeria Mbunip Subgroup, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Barde 7.01667 11.4 Nigeria       ?
Barup Barip Nigeria Barip Subgroup, Barup District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla
Beh Bei Beh Nigeria Between Liimila (Mbamnga Town) and Bòomà, Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Belel  Nyimba Nyimba Nigeria  “Nyimba” most probably Ndola word
Benekerke Benekerke Nigeria Oldest of the Kerke Group
Ben-ngub Tem Ben-ngub Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, central Mambilla, (included in Kuma Chiefdom)
Benji Benjii Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, east-central Mambilla Plateau
Bibal Tep-Bibal Bibal Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Biimi Bíimì Cameroon In the Lii-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region, part of the Bàng Group
Bigoje Nigeria Nguroje area
Biwa Barip-Biwa Biiwa Nigeria Barip Subgroup, Barup District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Bòongòo Tunga-danmaina Bòongòo Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Bora Bora Nigeria Nge Subgroup, Leme District, Gembu area, central Mambilla Plateau
Bounjoukoura 6.85 11.61667 Cameroon
Buga Buga Nigeria In Njeke, Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Bundi Bùndi (Bùundii) 6.89881 11.40066 1569.2 Nigeria  Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Chakun Chákŭn Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, Far northern Mambilla Plateau
Chamorr Chamorr Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, northern Mambilla Plateau
Chana Chana Nigeria  Ndìk Subgroup, Kabri Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Cheng Cheng Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Chiala Chìalà Nigeria On the high ground SE of Ndarup
Chure Chure Nigeria Tangana Subgroup, east-central Mambilla, in Kabri Chiefdom
Chuwa 6.6662207 11.3158681 Nigeria
Damu       –    – Nigeria Northern Mambilla Plateau.
Dan Fulani 6.9 11.05 Nigeria         ?
Deb Deb Nigeria Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Dembe Dieb, Dembe  6.76896  11.34008  1367.4 Nigeria  In central Mambilla, part of  Chire Tínzín District, Kabri Chiefdom,
Dembesse Dembesse 6.85 11.65 Cameroon*  Also said to be in Nigeria? (Martin, 2005)
Dembeyerr Dembeyerr Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla
Dèng Deng Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, N. Mambilla
Dík Tep-Dík Dík Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom
Dirisu Ngìnà Nigeria West of Ngan, Mbamnga Chiefdom
Dorbo Dòrbò Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup in north-central Mambilla, Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom
Dorofi Durafi 6.56667 11.41667  Nigeria West of Mvua (Gissimi) south-eastern Mambilla, in Chana District, Kabri Chiefdom
Dujire Nigeria  Maisamari District, north-western Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom
Dunderre Dunderre Nigeria in Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Dùung Dung Dùung Nigeria south of Ndeng, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Dzun Mbar-Dzun Dzun Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Fam Mbar-Fam Fam Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Duung Dūung Nigeria East of Ndarup, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau. Not “Dùung”. (Note the mid-low tone “Dūung”, as distinguished from the low “Dùung”)
Fíi Fíi Nigeria Nyö Heights, southern Mambilla Plateau
Fíi Fíi Nigeria Between Beh and Bòomà, Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Filinga Nigeria  …..
Fòk Fòk Nigeria On the Nyö Heights, southern Mambilla Plateau
Fùa Fùa Nigeria Nge Subgroup, Leme District, central Mambilla area
Furrmi Furrmi Nigeria Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Galadima Nigeria Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Gam Vakude Gàm Nigeria Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Gam Gàm Nigeria Ngumbun District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Gam Gàm Nigeria Mbar Group, Mbar Distinct, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern mambilla Plateau
Gam Barup-Gam Gàm Nigeria Barup Subgroup, Barup District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Gacha Gàcha Nigeria Ngumbun Sub-group, Ngubin District, north-central Mambilla Plateau (Kuma Chiefdom)
Garba 7.1 11.36667 Nigeria      ??
Garin Mando Nigeria North-western Mambilla Plateau, near the Ngelnyaki Forest Montane Forest, Maisamari District, Kamkam Chiefdom, Mambilla mixed with Kaka, Ndola
Gashiri Nigeria Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Gawtu? Gikau Gikau 6.86738 11.45205 1481.5 Nigeria  Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Gembu Tiyu Bòmmi

 

6.7163539 11.253522 Nigeria  “Gembu” is corruption of former Chief Gelmvu’s name. See additional page for details of constituent villages.
Gesu Gèsùu Nigeria Nge Subgroup, Leme District, Gembu area, Central Mambilla Plateau
 Gidan Kuma Formerly “Mando” Nigeria Northwestern Mambilla, near the Ngelnyaki Montane Forest, Maisamari District, Kamkam Chiefdom, mainly Mambilla, mixed with Ndola, Kaka.
Gikau Gikau 6.88333 11.45 Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Giirr-Ngeah Giirr-Ngeah Nigeria Near Ngeah, southern Mambilla
Gissimi Mvua Nigeria/Cameroon Ancient capital of the Táchébír Clan (Tácémí), southeastern Mambilla Plateau, in Kabri Chiefdom, now about 2km west of oldest site
Gono Gono Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Gulkal “Lahinga” Gulkal Nigeria Southern Mambilla, Gembu area
Gumbene Gumbene Nigeria Ndik sub-group, near Ndìk, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Gumin Gumin Nigeria Nge sub-group, Leme District, Gembu area, Central Mambilla Plateau
Gurgu Chamvurr Nigeria Chamvurr: Name of founder. Northwestern Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom. Gurgu = “the lame”, Chamvurr limped from right leg defect.
Gwâ Tep-Gwâ Gwâ Nigeria Tep subgroup, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Gwáyâ Gwáyâ Cameroon On the south- eastern Mambilla Escarpment on way from Durafi in Nigeria to Madale in Cameroon
Gwengiri Gwengiri Nigeria Kerke subgroup, Titong District, north-central Mambilla Plateau, in Kuma Chiefdom, north
Gwìrr Barip -Gwirr Gwìrr Nigeria Barup subgroup, Barup District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Gwùn Mbar-Gwùn Gwùn Nigeria Mbar subgroup, Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Gwun Gwun Nigeria Mbunip subgroup, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla
Gwùp Kalpia Gwùp Nigeria Nge subgroup, near the Donga River, west of  Kwu, southern Mambilla, Gembu area
Hainare  Ko-Ngwúrà Mamàlà 6.51667 11.31667 Nigeria  Western Nyö Heights, southern Mambilla Plateau
Hainare Nigeria Maisamari District, Kamkam Chiefdom, north-western Mambilla Plateau
Hammasule Nigeria
HoreTaram HoreTaramTorbi 6.9 11.6 Cameroon
Hurum Gora Nigeria Northern Mambilla Plateau, in Kuma Chiefdom
Inkiri  New Inkiri Inkiri 6.78333 10.98333 Nigeria Kaka-Yamba name, from the old site of Inkiri in Mfumte area
Jabu Dèk 6.83333 11.48333 Nigeria  Jabu District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Jang Jáng Nigeria Old Jáng. A little east of Bòogur (Tamnyia), Bang District, Mbamnga Chiefdom
Jang Jáng Cameroon This is New Jáng, on the plain below Old Jáng on the plateau.
Jeburr Jeburr Nigeria Ndìk subgroup, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Jeng Jèng Nigeria Jèng. Ndìk subgroup. Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Jimau Jimau Nigeria Kuma Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Jing’i Jing’i Nigeria Pronounced Jīŋī, near Ndìk, both syllables of mid-low tone. Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Jire Jìrè Nigeria Ngumbun subgroup, Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla
Jìu Jìu Nigeria Liimil subgroup, Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Jo Jo Nigeria Kerke subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Jong Jòong Nigeria Ngumbun subgroup in Ngubin District north-central Mambilla, Kuma Chiefdom
Kenorr Kenorr Nigeria Ngumbun subgroup, Ngubin District, north-central Mambilla Plateau
Jwia Jwia Nigeria Ndarup subgroup, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Kabri Ndìk 6.66667 11.41667 Nigeria  Kabri Chiefdom, Eastern Mambilla Plateau
Kakara Mbun, Mbande 6.83333 11.11667 Nigeria  Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla
Kalnyaka 6.85 11.55 Nigeria       ??
Kamba Kamba Nigeria Kuma subroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Kan-Iyaka Kaniyaka 7.01528 10.98642 Nigeria  North-eastern extremes on Cameroon border, Kuma Chiefdom
Kara Kara 6.73333 11.36667 Nigeria  East-central Mambilla, in Chire Tínzín District, Kabri Chiefdom
Kasalla Cha  Kasalasa Ndiu Nigeria  Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla
Kiim Nigeria Near Ndum, on Cameroon border, south of Bang-Saam
Kilakwual Kwùal,

Nyö

Nigeria Nyö Heights, southern Mambilla Plateau
Kilatin Kila Ting Tiin 6.58333 11.35 Nigeria  On the Nyö Heights, southern Mambilla Plateau
Kila Yang          Fur Somyev,

Fur

06.9149917 11.3922278 1586.8 Nigeria  Corrected Nov 15 by BC.

Somyev subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau

Kímbiyemin Kímbiyemin Nigeria Kerke subgroup, Titong  District, north-central Mambilla Plateau Kuma Chiefdom,
Koko Koko Nigeria Of Gikau, Kuma subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Kongui Kóngìi 6.3 11.43333 Cameroon
Kòola Mbar Kòola Nigeria Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Koondeni Koondeni Nigeria Mvèr subgroup, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Kouroum Kurrum 6.38333 11.4 Cameroon  Ndom Plain(northern Tikar Plain)
Ku 6.66667 11.21667 Nigeria
Kuu Kuu Nigeria Liimila subgroup, near Ngwùnòchín (Kwarakwara), Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla
Kuar Kouar 6.666667 11.116667  Nigeria
Kudil Kudil Nigeria Ndìk subgroup, Ndìk Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Kuma 6.9 11.38333 Nigeria Kuma subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Kunebene Kune Kune Nigeria Near Ndìk, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Kurru        – Kurru Nigeria Tangana subgroup, Chire Tínzín District, east-central Mambilla, Kabri Chiefdom
Kusuku Ngùung 6.88333 11.13333 Nigeria  Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Kuti 6.46551 11.4384 Cameroon
Kwalip Kwial Kwalip Nigeria South of Gam, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Kwa Kwá Cameroon In the Ngùum-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region, part of the Bàng subroup
Kwalip Kwalip Nigeria Mvèr subgroup, Yambam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom
Kwarakwara Giirr-ngwùn,

Ngwùnòchín

Nigeria Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla
Kwu Kwu Nigeria West of Mbu, Gembu area, south-central Mambilla
Kwurra Kwurra Nigeria Kerke subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla
Labare 6.65 11.46667 Nigeria
Lekitaba Bàngènà 6.81667 11.23333 Nigeria  Ngumbun subgroup, north-central Mambilla Plateau, Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom,
Lelip Lelìip Nigeria Bàng subgroup, Bàng District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Leme Nge 6.75 11.2 Nigeria  Nge subgroup, Leme District, central Mambilla Plateau
Leng Leng Leng Nigeria  Bàng subgroup, Bang District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Lenge Leme Wa Lenge Nigeria Nge subgroup, Leme District, central Mambilla Plateau
Liam Liam Nigeria East of M/Wurbo, north-eastern Mambilla Plateau
Lii Lìi Nigeria Bang subgroup, west of Lìip and Lelìip, Bang District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Lii Lii Cameroon In the Lii-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region, part of the Bàng subgroup
Lijire Nigeria Northern Mambilla Plateau, Maisamari District? Kamkam Chiefdom
Likop Lìikòp Cameroon In the Lii-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region, part of the Bàng subgroup
Lingam Báng 6.4 11.35 Cameroon Báng, Ndom (northern Tikar) Plain, Bamkim subdivision, Cameroon. Not “Bàng”.  Note the high-pitched tone.
Lìp Lìp Lìip Nigeria Bang subgroup, Bàng District, Mbamnga District, southern Mambilla
Logungo Nigeria
Lonka Lonka Nigeria Wìp subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Lougoudé Djawé 6.63333 11.55 Cameroon
Lubatari 6.88333 11.55 Nigeria             ?
Luwa Titong Luwa Nigeria Kerke subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Ma Sum Sum Nigeria  Western Mambilla
Madule Sìnyíà 6.65 11.466667  Nigeria  West of Jìinì Peak, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Plateau
Magu Mvánu 6.95 11.01667 Nigeria  Mváníp subgroup, Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Mai Idanu 7.08333 11.36667 Nigeria  At the foot of the northern Mambilla Escarpment
Mai Nyebe 7.03836 10.9989 Nigeria  West of, and below, Chamvurr (Gurgu), Kamkam Chiefdom
Mai Sera 7.08333 11.33333 Nigeria    ?
Mai Samari  

Maisamari

Benena 7.169722 11.084833 Nigeria  Northwestern Mambilla, Maisamari District, in Kamkam Chiefdom
Malahan Tep-Malahan Malahan Nigeria Tep subgroup in south- western Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom
Mambon           – Mambon Nigeria Tangana subgroup, east-central Mambilla, in Kabri Chiefdom
Mamudua Mayomuduwa Ngan Nigeria Western edge of Nyö Heights, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Manda Manda Nigeria Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Manip Manìp West of Bòogur, Bang District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Mang Mang Nigeria In east-central Mambilla Plateau, Kabri Chiefdom
Manshua Manshua Nigeria Mbungnu subgroup, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Manwa Manwa Cameroon Part of the Bàng subgroup, in the Lii-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region.
Masaboyi               – Nigeria  Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Masolare Mayosolare Begwàn Nigeria East of Mt. Gwalì near Cameroon border
Mawèrr Mawèrr Cameroon Southwest of Tong/Jang area, west of Fwàbáng, east of Lìikòp and north of Lesser Kimi.
Mayo Beli  Mayo Bali 6.81667 11.55 Nigeria  “Mayo Bàli”.
Mayo Berkeje Nigeria Nguroje District, Western Mambilla Plateau
Mayo Bodéo 6.78333 11.7 Cameroon
Mayo Ndaga Mayo Daga Ndàgà 6.91667 11.43333 Nigeria  Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla, name taken from a neighbouring Ndàgà Village and Ndàgà Stream by Capt. Beevor in January 1933. Land allocated by Mbon Yípsòo of Kuma, and shacks set up ca. 1920 as a refuge for a fugitive from dynastic feud in Cameroon’s Banyo area.
Mayo Sina     “Blue City” Gasinan Nigeria A mining town emerging recently in northern Mambilla Plateau, where blue sapphire was intensively mined by artisanal miners before 2019
Mayo Tolore Gerr 7.03333 11.38333 Nigeria  East of Gwalì Mount of Nyö Heights, near Cameroon border
Mayo Zance Nigeria Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
  Mbà Mbar-Mbà Mbà Nigeria Mbar Subgroup, Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Mbà Mbà Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Mbam 7.01667 11.38333 Nigeria
Mbamnga Lìimìlà, Ndiim 6.61667 11.21667 Nigeria  Liimila Subgroup, Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Mbamnga Petel Bòomà Nigeria  Liimila Subgroup Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Mban Mban Nigeria Tangana Subgroup, Chire Tínzín District, east-central Mambilla, Kabri Chiefdom
Mbar-Gwùn Mbar Mbar 6.6 11.16667 Nigeria Mbar Subgroup, Mbar District, Mbamnga District Mbamnga Chiefdom
Mbarka Manga 6.71667 11.53333 Nigeria  Barka? East of Titong-Luwa, near Cameroon border?
Mbalang Mbàláng Nigeria Táchébír Subgroup, South-easternmost edge of Mambilla Plateau on Cameroon border, Kabri Chiefdom
Mbarum Mbàrum Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup
Mbaso Wìp,

Sambirr

Wìp,

Sambirr

Nigeria Wìp Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Mbing Yarra/Yana Mbing Nigeria Yana Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Mbiinti Sabungari Mbiinti Nigeria Near Nguroje (old Mbungnu), north western Mambilla Plateau
Mbiip Mbíip Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, Ngubin District, central Mambilla Plateau (but included in Kuma Chiefdom)
Mbu Mbù Nigeria “Mbùu”. Near Gembu, central Mambilla
Michana Michana Nigeria Of Njeke, Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Minzan Minzan Nigeria Barip Subgroup, Barup District, Kamkam Chiefdom
Musa Akwole Nigeria Near the Ngelnyaki Montane Forest, north-western Mambilla Plateau. Mixed Ndola, Mambilla and Kaka inhabitants
Mva Mva Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, North-central Mambilla Plateau, in Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom
Mve 6.5 11.06667 Cameroon
Mvèr Mvèr Mvèr Nigeria Mvèrìp Subgroup, Yambam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Mvua Gissimi Mvua Nigeria “Gissimi”, name of a former chief of this community, new village is about 2km to the west
Mvua Mvua Nigeria Ngumbun sub-group, south of Nyòngorr, Ngubin District, southern Mambilla Plateau (but included in Kuma Chiefdom)
Mvurr Lumen Mvũrr Bàviilì Nigeria In the Nyö Heights, near Cameroon border, southern Mambilla Plateau
Murup Murup Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, north-central Mambilla Plateau, Kuma Chiefdom
Namba Nàmbà Nigeria Gashaka Plain, near Mambilla foothills, pre-colonial migrants from Nàmbà of Kuma Chiefdom
Nassarao 6.41667 11.36667 Cameroon
Naso Nasò Nigeria Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Ndàgà (Old Ndaga) Ndàgà Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Ndagi Ndagi Nigeria West-central Mambilla Plateau, Ngumbun Subgroup, Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom
Ndàrrìp Tep-Ndàrrìp Ndàrrìp Nigeria Tep group, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Ndên Tep-Ndên Ndên Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Ndeni Tep-Ndeni Ndeni Nigeria Tep group, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Ndeng            – Ndeng Nigeria Gam Subgroup, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla
Ndor Mbar-Ndor Ndor Nigeria Mbar Subgroup, Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Ndumbo Nigeria Near Dujire, North-western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Nduguri Nduguri Nigeria Ndìk Subgroup, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Ndum-Yaji Ndumyaji Ndúm Nigeria  On Cameroon border, south of Mbar-Ntap and Bang-Saam. Originally Mambilla, now Mixed Mambilla-Kaka inhabitants. Kaka language predominating..
Ndunda Ndunda Nigeria Kamkam Chiefdom in western Mambilla
Ndombo Nigeria
Ngan Ngan Cameroon In the Ngùum-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region, part of the Bàng Subgroup.
Ngata Ngata Nigeria Near Kwu, within Gembu area
Ngeah Ngeah Nigeria Near  R. Donga between Warwar and Gembu
Ngel Nyaki Majang 7.06667 11.06667 Nigeria  Northwestern Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Ngelforo 7.01667 11.11667 Nigeria  East of Chamvurr (Gurgu)
Ngesóo Ngesóo Nigeria Nge Subgroup. Leme District, near Gembu, central Mambilla Plateau
Ngishi Nigeria
Ngikar  Barip-Ngìkarr Ngìkarr 6.76667 11.11667 Nigeria  Barup Subgroup District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Ngìrrkal Ngìrrkal Nigeria Nge Subgroup, Leme District, central Mambilla Plateau
Ngoum Ngùum 6.68333 11.6 Cameroon  Ngum around Banyo?
NgoumPetel 6.66667 11.66667 Cameroon
Ngu 6.28333 11.13333 Cameroon
Ngubin Nguumbun 6.83333 11.25 Nigeria  Ngumbun Subgroup, Ngubin District, north-central mambilla Plateau, Kuma Chiefdom, north-central Mambilla, Kuma Chiefdom
Nguroje Guroji Mbungnu 6.95 11.11667 Nigeria Former capital of Kamkam after Benena, Nguroje District/Chiefdom
Ngurr Ngurr Ngurr Nigeria Chire Tínzín District, east-central Mambilla, Kabri Chiefdom
Ngwai Ngwài Nigeria Yana Subgroup
Ngwuli Ngwuli Nigeria Between Ndarup and Durafi
Ning Tep-Ning Ning Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Niaoua Niawa 6.61667 11.6 Cameroon
Niggi Ninge, Mbela Niggi Nigeria Chire Tínzín District, Kabri Chiefdom.
Niggi South Niggi Niggi Nigeria In the northern edge of  Nyö Heights, eastern side of the River Nyù, opposite Dùung
Ning Tep Ning Ning Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom
Njaha Njaha Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla
Njakir Njakir Nigeria Yirrum Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, Northern Mambilla
Njap Njap Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Njawai 6.91667 11.56667 Nigeria  North-eastern extremity of Mambilla Plateau, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla
Njeke Njeke 6.91667 11.38333 Nigeria  Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Njerup            – Njírríp 6.46667 11.41667 Cameroon  Part of Ndeba (Somie) on Ndom (northern Tikar) Plain.
Nji Nji Nigeria  Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western mambilla Plateau
Njiaba Njiaba Nigeria Gam Subgroup, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Njùgè Njùgè Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Nómá Nómá Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Near Nàmbà, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Ntap Mbar-Ntap Ntap Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Ntuu Tep-Ntuu Ntuu Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla Plateau, Kamkam Chiefdom
Nunga Nunga Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, central |Mambilla Plateau, in Kuma Chiefdom
Nungwa ( Nungwà 1) Nungwà Nigeria Ndìk Subgroup, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Nungwa (Nungwà  2) Nungwà Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Nwa Ngu-Nwà Nwà Nigeria Old site of Nwà, East of Ngwùnòchín, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Nwa Mbar-Nwa Nwà Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Nwa-za Nwaza Nwà-zá Cameroon Bang Subgroup, Nyorrong-Ngùum area, northeast corner of Anglophone NW Region of Cameroon
Nyalang Nyalang Cameroon East of Jìinì –Làngà area
Nyan 6.46667 11.11667 Cameroon
Nyángá Nyángá Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Nyininga Manyininga Nyininga Cameroon Eastern Mambilla Escarpment, way from Durafi in Nigeria to Madale in Cameroon
Nyiwa Barip-Nyiwa Nyiwa Nigeria Mbungnu Subgroup, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Nyongorr Nyòngorr Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup in north-central Mambilla Plateau, Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom
Nyorrong Nyorrong Cameroon In the Ngùum-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region, part of the Bàng Group
Nyù Nyù Nyù Nigeria Nyö Heights, southern Mambilla Plateau
Nzam 6.51667 11.65 Cameroon
Nzóobùgá Nzóobùgá Nigeria Near Kwu, Gembu area, central Mambilla Plateau
Papa Namba Nigeria North of Kuma town, in Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Pfabang Fùabáng Fwàbáng, Fwà Cameroon  About 5km west of Mbèrr (Sonkolong) on Ndom  (northern Tikar) Plain
Ribao Libo 6.5 11.43333 Cameroon
Ro Ro Nigeria West of Mbarrkal Mount West of Mbamnga Town (Liimila), Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Ro-mbàrrà Ro-mbàrrà Nigeria West of Mbàrrà area, Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
RorelBurle 7.01667 11.23333 Nigeria         ???
Saam Bang Saam Saam Nigeria A Bàng Subgroup, Bang District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Sabagudali SGEN,

Chabagudali

Gwagir Nigeria  Ngumbun Subgroup, Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom
Saben Sàben Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, Ngubin District, north-central Mambilla, Kuma Chiefdom
Sabongari (NorthWest Region)  

Ngom

Ngùum

(same as “Ngoum” above)

 6.38270  11.16652 Cameroon Lii-Nyorrong area, NE Anglophone NW Region, Cameroon.
Saburram Saburram Nigeria Yirrum Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Sah Sòoh Sàh,

Sòoh

Cameroon Above Tong/Jang on Escarpment ascending from Ndom Plain to Bòogur (Tamnyia)
Sakaka Sa Sooh Nigeria On edge of the Mem River, boundary with Cameroon, southern Mambilla Plateau
Sam Sàm Nigeria Sàm, Between Mbu and Kwu. Tuungbò Subgroup, central Mambilla Plateau
Samu Samu Nigeria Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Sandi Sandi Nigeria Ngubin District, north-central Mambilla, Kuma, Chiefdom
Sandi Sandi Nigeria Kuma Group, Njeke, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Sandip Sandip Nigeria Wìp Group, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Sarki Mbaka  Sarkin Baka 6.42329 11.38166 Cameroon  On the Ndom (northern Tikar) Plain.
Shiakum Shiakum Nigeria Kuma Group, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Shirip Shirip Nigeria Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Sokuna Sokuna 7.03333 11.38333 Nigeria
Somié Shomi, Tchmon, Ndeba, Ndibal,

Ndila

6.45843 11.43299 Cameroon  “Shomi”, “Somie”, from “Chokmu”, for former  Chief “Kwúnákàl”.
Songkolong Mbor, Sónkòlong Mbòrr, Mbèrr 6.40674 11.32021 Cameroon  south of Atta, Ndom (northern Tikar) Plain
Sooh Wulwulà Sooh Nigeria Near Săn, southern Mambilla
Sòom Mbar-Sòam Sòom Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Sumsum Nigeria Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom, Western Mambilla Plateau
Sunta Audu Nigeria Northwesternmost “horn” of Mambilla Plateau, Maisamari District, Kamkam Chiefdom.
Tambi Tambi Nigeria Near the western Mambilla Falls, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Tamnyar Tamnyia (corruption of “Tapnyia”) Bòogur, Mbug 6.53333 11.23333 Nigeria  Mbamnga Chiefdom. “Tamnyar” actually an error.
Tamvia Tamvia Nigeria A little south of Săn, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Tangana  Tal Tangana Nigeria In Chire Tínzín District, east-central Mambilla Plateau, Kabri Chiefdom
Tanjo 6.8 10.96667 Nigeria  Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla
Tàrr Tàrr Nigeria South of Bòomà, south of Vuna Village, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Tarr Tarr Nigeria Nge Group, Leme District, Gembu area, Central Mambilla Plateau
Tchi 6.3 11.18333 Cameroon
Tela Tèlà Nigeria Nge Group, Leme District, near Gembu, central Mambilla Plateau
Tem  

(Tìim)

Ben-ngub Nigeria  From Name of a former Chief “Mbon Tìim”.
Tem Tèm Nigeria This is the true Tem. In Kuma Chiefdom far northern Mambilla  Plateau
Témà             – Témà Nigeria Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Tep  Tepkwar Tep 6.670906 11.112842 Nigeria  Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla, now in Kamkam Chiefdom
Tep-Maraba Tep Junction Nigeria Tep Subgroup, south- western Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom
Terr Terr Nigeria A little south of Kwu-Mbirro, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom
Terrie Terrie Nigeria Near Ndìk, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Tertue Tertue Nigeria North-central Mambilla Plateau, in Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom
Tibene Tibene Nigeria Kerke Subgroup, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Tìim Mbar Tìim Tìim Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdoms
Tíkòbí Tíkòbí Nigeria Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Tìmvèr Tìmvèr Nigeria Mvèr Group, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Tindip Tindip Nigeria Wìp Group, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Tirrbene Tirrbene Nigeria Yana Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Tirrbunda Tirrbunda Nigeria Yirrum Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla
Tirrshuo Tirrshuo Nigeria Mvèr Subgroup, Mbamnga Chiefdom
Tirrtàrr Kubira Tirrtàrr Nigeria East of Mvùrrbò (Warwar), Warwar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Titong Kerke 6.78333 11.41667 Nigeria Entire  Kerke,  Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern  Mambilla Plateau
Tombo Tombo Nigeria Near Ndìk, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Toukouroua  Tukurwa 6.63333 11.68333 Cameroon
Tschamba Chamba 6.31667 11.46667 Cameroon More Kwanja than Mambilla? Mambilla-originating  group in Kwanja
Tua Tua Nigeria Bòogur Subgroup, near (northwest of Bòogur), Bang District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
 Tule Mbar Tule Nigeria Mbar District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Tumbua Tumbua Nigeria Leme District, west of Bommi (Gembu), central Mambilla Plateau
Tunga last significant village on northwesternmost “horn of Mambilla”, Maisamari District Kamkam Chiefdom
Tunga Ahmadu        – Nigeria  Edge of the Mambilla Escarpment at descent to Gashaka, northwest Mambilla Plateau, Maisamari District, Kamkam Chiefdom
Tungan Shaibu Nigeria Northern Mambilla Plateau, in Kuma Chiefdom
Tungne Tùngne Nigeria Kerke Group, Titong District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Tuu Tuu Nigeria Northern edge of the Nyö Heights, near Wìa, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Tùung Tùung Nigeria Near Tema, Gam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Varum Varum Nigeria Ngumbun Subgroup, central Mambilla Plateau, Kuma Chiefdom
Vuo        Leko Vuo Nigeria North of Durafi, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Vuna            – Vuna Nigeria Liimil Subgroup , a little south of Bòomà, Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Wa Lenge Nigeria “Wa”, name of a former Chief of Lenge. Oldest Nge site. Nge Group, Leme District, near Bommi (Gembu)
Wànjii Wànjii Nigeria Mbamnga District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau
Warkaka  Wàrr  

6.53333 11.1 Nigeria  Kaka. On Cameroon border south of Bàng Saam. Mbl name unascertained.
Warwar Mvùrr 6.66667 11.31667 Nigeria  Personal name. Two chiefs here were named “Wùwàrr”
Wia Wia Nigeria Near the Donga River below Bem of Bommi (Gembu), south-central mambilla Plateau
Wǔgwè Wǔgwè Nigeria Nge Subgroup, Leme District, near Gembu, central Mambilla Plateau
Wunasiri Wunasiri Nigeria Of Njeke, Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Wurrbo Wùrrbo  

 

Nigeria Kuma Chiefdom, far northern Mambilla Plateau
Yabri Yabri Nigeria North-western Mambilla Plateau, near the Ngelnyaki Montane Forest . Mixed Mambilla/Tigon inhabitants.
Yambam      Yambap Săn Nigeria  Yambam District, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla Plateau. “Yambap” was a former Chief of Săn.
Yana      Yiana Yarra, Yana Nigeria  Kuma Chiefdom, Northern Mambilla Plateau
Yang Yang Cameroon In the Lii-Nyorrong district, NE corner of Cameroon’s Anglophone NW Region. There are Upper and Lower Yang. Part of the Bàng Group.
Yánzírrí Yanjirri Yánzírrí Nigeria Nyö Heights
Yarra Yarra Nigeria Ndìk Subgroup, Kabri Chiefdom, eastern Mambilla Plateau
Yakuba Nigeria    On Gashaka Plain
Yelwa 07 ̊05’10.5’’  011 ̊05’27.9’’ 1674 Nigeria Source from RG.

Migrants relocating from Majang (Ngelnyaki), north-western Mambilla, Kamkam Chiefdom

Yerima            – Magu Mbadi 7.03333 11.38333 Nigeria Mváníp Subgroup, Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom in western Mambilla Plateau)
Yerimaru Fúri 6.8 11.05 Nigeria  Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla
Yichindi Yichindi Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Yiko Yiko Nigeria Barip Subgroup, Barup District, Kamkam Chiefdom, western Mambilla Plateau
Yinjeng Yinjeng Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern \mambilla Plateau
Yirum Yurrum 6.93333 11.31667 Nigeria  Ngubin District, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Yìrìmà Yìrìmà Nigeria Nge Subgroup, Leme District, central mambilla Plateau
Yoli 6.56667 11.6 Cameroon
Yukerre Yukerre Nigeria Kuma Subgroup, Kuma Chiefdom, northern Mambilla Plateau
Yùnnìmì Yùnnìmì Nigeria Mvèr Subgroup, near the Donga River, Mbamnga Chiefdom, southern Mambilla
Zongo Ajia Zangon Ajiya Magu, Mvanu 6.98333 11.01667 Nigeria  Mvanip Subgroup, far western Mambilla Plateau in Magu District, Kamkam Chiefdom,

NB Locations come from Open Street Map and Geonames.org (and some from my own field visits to Cameroon and Nigeria).

Updated Sept 2020 by Nzikachia Isaac Bami-Yuno

2 thoughts on “Mambila Gazetteer

  1. Bruce

    Kila Yang/Somyev coordinates are wrong. THey put us smack into Ndaga.
    Pls change to:
    6.9126 11.4998

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