Bakoko people

The Bakoko, also known as the Basoo, are an ethnic group in Cameroon. According to 2010 figures there are around 111,000 of them, mostly concentrated in the Littoral Region in the southwest of the country.[1] They speak the Bakoko language, which is a Bantu language, and are related to the Bassa people.[2][3] These people put up a resistance to the Germans when they invaded in 1889.[4]


  1. ^ "Bakoko people". Joshua Project. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  2. ^ Appiah, Anthony; Gates, Henry Louis (17 February 2010). Encyclopedia of Africa. Oxford University Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-19-533770-9. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  3. ^ Fanso, Verkijika G. (31 July 1989). Cameroon History for Secondary Schools and Colleges: Prehistoric times to the nineteenth century. Macmillan. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-333-47121-0. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  4. ^ Jonassohn, Kurt; Björnson, Karin Solveig (1998). Genocide and Gross Human Rights Violations in Comparative Perspective. Transaction Publishers. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-7658-0417-4. Retrieved 28 August 2012.