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Who Are the Orokos
"If there is one thing to acknowledge of the Orokos besides their rich cultural background and natural intelligence, it is their sense of hospitality. This spirit of hospitality has now made them to look like the Achebe’s proverbial lunatics who may be outnumbered even though they own the place. The heterogeneous nature of the ethnic group has also systematically regrouped the various clans into natural characteristics like" ( by Edmund Nofuru)
- The Intelligence of the Balues
- The Wisdom of the Ngolos
- The Oratory of the Batangas
- The Beautiful Queens of Bima
- The Handsomeness of the Mbonges
- The Tolerance of the Bakundus
- The Marvellous Singers of Balondo Banangas
- The Hospitality of the Balondo Badikos
- The Courage of the Ekombes
- The Black Magic of the Bakokos
The Exco Team
In this podcast, Tata Dr. Mathew Esona of the Division of Viral Diseases at CDC describes the discovery of a unique Group A rotavirus, isolated from fruit bats in Kenya.
Press Play to listen to this CDC Podcast (Run time = 5:58)
Created: 12/2/2010 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Mathew .D. Esona, M.Sc, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow Gastroenteritis and Respiratory Virus Laboratory Branch Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop G-04, Atlanta, GA 30333
Important Documents and Sites
- OCA-USA Donates Two 40ft Medical Supplies Containers To Orokoland. By: Edimo Andrew.
- OCA-USA Opens Libraries In Depraved Oroko Areas In Cameroon. By: Edimo Andrew.
- Cameroon Embassy - Embassy of The Republic Of Cameroon in Washington DC
- Dideco.org - Website on Dikome Balue.
- Oroko Bible Translation Project. ( Dan Freisen and Lisa Scott )
- Oroko National Projects 2009-2011 ( Dr. Mercy Mabian )
- A Profile of the Apostolic Hospital in Banga-Bakundu ( Fred Bebe )
- National Book Project. ( Dr. Mercy Mabian's - "Knowledge For the Book Of Life" Project )
- OROKO -USA National Constitution
Oroko Musical Maestros
What our elders say
“It took me a visit to the United States to once again eat plantains the way our fore-fathers used to prepare it. i.e with the skin. But my host, unaware of this delicacy kept apologizing to me.”
“If there is one thing to acknowledge of Oroko people besides their rich cultural background and natural intelligence, it is their sense of hospitality.”
CLASSROOM BENCH PROJECT IN CAMEROON REPORT: This report is a narrative of how the Oroko-USA Association managed to launch the Classroom Bench Project in Cameroon. The project should be considered to be the first phase of how Oroko-USA can help improve the dilapidated conditions of our Oroko primary schools; especially […]
Although there are many sites of touristic importance in Orokoland, they are yet to be developed, and advertised as such. However, a feature of immediate and growing importance is that of ecotourism. “Ecotourism is a form of tourism that strives to minimize ecological or other damage to areas visited for […]
A common saying goes that the deeper a treasure is buried, the more anxious the pirate is to get to it.But that is not the case with Ndian Division, which is a treasure neglected. Part of the beauty of the Korup National Park here, the deplorable nature of roads is […]
As Oroko people, we have suffered a lot. Oroko clan has a total of 227 villages scattered in two divisions (Meme and Ndian) with a population of Ndian division well over 130,000 people based on the 1975 censors. Probably estimated today at about 200,000 people. The book drive is not something […]
Since the idea of organizing an oroko world conference came into existence in the circle of Oroko Cultural Association – USA, until when it was agreed that it is a project worth perusing during an executive meeting in Maryland, some years ago, I have being pondering on how this august […]
The last time that I checked the Webster dictionary of the English language, unabridged edition; “Welcome” which also means ‘Oroko’ in our ancestral derivation; is to greet hospitably with courtesy and cordially? ‘Welcome’ also means to accept with the occurrence of…or receive gladly into ones presence or companionship, giving pleasure, […]
Where Are The Orokos?
The Orokos are found in the SouthWest Region of Cameroon, covering a large portion of the Meme and Ndian divisions.They are made up of 10 clans, each speaking their own dialect as shown in brackets.
- Balondo Ba Diko (Londo)
- Balondo Ba Nanga (Londo)
- Balue (Lolue)
- Batanga (Lotanga)
- Bima (Bima)
- Ekombe (Ekombe)
- Mbonge (Mbonge)
- Bakoko (Lokoko)
- Ngolo (Longolo)
- Bakundu (Lokundu)