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The origins of the Bamileke people, image 1

The Bamileke, whose origins trace to Egypt, migrated to what is now northern Cameroon between the 11th and 14th centuries. In the 17th century they migrated further south and west to avoid being forced to convert to Islam. Today, a majority of peoples within this people cluster are Christians. The Bamileke are the native people of three regions of Cameroon, namely West, North-West and South-West.

The Bamileke speak a semi-Bantu language and are related to Bantu peoples. Historically, the Bamun and the Bamileke were united. The founder of the Bamun group (Nchare) was the younger brother of the founder of Bafoussam. Bamiléké are a group comprising many tribes. In this group, there are several superficial cultural disparities, including Dschang, Bafang, Bagangté, Mbouda and Bafoussam.

Bantu refers to a large, complex linguistic grouping of peoples in Africa. The Cameroon-Bamileke Bantu people cluster encompasses multiple Bantu ethnic groups primarily found in Cameroon, the largest of which is the Bamileke.

In the 17th century they migrated further south and west to avoid being forced to convert to Islam. Another reason for migration was to resist enslavement during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Today, a majority of peoples within this people cluster are Christians.

Pour les titres de notabilité ces titres se donnent suivant la lignée et la catégorie sociale.

1er les titres khuiazé , ngwafô , sôp et mbe': ne sont décernés qu'aux enfants du chef.

2ème Ceux de ta'ndi et ndzèfô sont réservés aux serviteurs du chef.Rame et sa'a sont réservés aux enfants des serviteurs ou autre.

3ème Le titre de Meukam est attribué aux fils de chef étranger.

4ème Il faut ajouter qu'à partir du 8ème chef apparaît les NWambé qu'il soit fils du chef ou non.

5ème les Maffo - décernés à la mère du chef la mère de l'adjoint et l 'aînée des filles du chef née à la chefferie .

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The origins of the Bamileke people, image 2
Dynastie des Rois
Depuis sa creation, la chefferie Batie a connu une succession de 15 rois, a savoir

1. Fo Tatomdjap

2. Fo Keunzekouo

3. Fo Tanze-ndeu

4. Fo Ngouomedoum

5. Fo Djaboukem

6. Fo Youayi

7. Fo Mbeutchouang

8. Fo Yussu

9. Fo Kemki

10. Fo Kemgang I

11. Fo Kemgang II

12. Fo Kemgouo

13. Fo Youte

14. Fo Dada

15. Fo Tchouankem

Batié Today


Batié (the Sand Village) is a town and commune in the Hauts Plateau division located in the western province of Cameroon. The closest major city is the provincial capital of the West province, Bafoussam. The village is located on one of the few paved roads (N5) in Cameroon.


The Bamileke is the native group which is now dominant in Cameroon's West and Northwest Regions. It is part of the Semi-Bantu (or Grassfields Bantu) ethnic group. The Bamileke are regrouped under several groups, each under the guidance of a chief or fon.


During the colonial period, parts of the Bamileke adopted Christianity. Some of them practice Islam toward the border with the Adamawa Tikar and the Bamun. The distinctive mark for Bamileke people is wearing the elephant masks for dance ceremonies or funerals.


After a man's death, all of his possessions typically go to a single, male heir. Polygamy (more specifically, polygyny) is practiced, and some important individuals may have literally hundreds of wives. Marriages typically involve a bride price to be paid to the bride's family. According to custom, the eldest son is the probable heir, but a father may choose any one of his sons to succeed him.


The Bamileke are very dynamic and have a great sense of entrepreneurship. Thus, they can be found in almost all regions of Cameroon and in the world, mainly as business owners.

Batié's location in the western province of Cameroon
Scenic drive through as you approach Batié
Batié Council office; Headed by the Mayor, all of the administrative services are located here.

Arrondisement de Batie Informations et donnees statistiques Liste des etablissennents

5 Etablissements 2 Lycees 3 Colleges
4 Ens. general, 1 Ens. technique
4 Francophone, 0 Anglophone, 1 Bilingue
CES bilingue de Bafamgoum I
CES de Balig

CES de Bametchetcha
Lycee de Batie

BP 56 Baham

Lycee technique de Bate
Carte Physique et politique de Batié

Batié Notable

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Francis Ngannou (born 5 September 1986)

Professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Hélène Wezeu Dombeu (born 8 October 1987)

Won the African Games in Brazzaville in 2015 U63kg. She won African Championships medals in 2013 and 2013. She won bronze in 2013 at the African Open in Port Louis.


Sabla FC

We are especially proud of our football club. They are competing in the The MTN Elite One (Championnat du Cameroun de football). Our "San San Boys" are defending yellow and blue colours every weekend on Stade de Batié.

Community Blog News



by E.Tagho 18 June 2023

Tourism in Batie

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Hôtel Prince De Galles

This modern hotel is 2 km from the Douala Museum and the more than a century-old Bell Palace of the Kings built by the Germans. It is 8 km from Douala International Airport.

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Futuris Hotel

A dream setting located in the Bonapriso district of Douala Cameroon. At 05 minutes from the Douala Autonomous Port and the Douala International Airport on your way Futuris Hotel a healthy setting for a pleasant and clean stay.

Cozy’O Restaurant & Garden

Situated in Denver, Bonamoussadi. Our friendly staff would take you through a seductive fusion of World class variety of Main Dishes, Buffets, Personalized Dining. An exquisite Outdoors setting for Birthday, Wedding, Meetings, Off-site events etc. We guarantee your visit will be an amazing experience.



Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.

Morihei Ueshiba, "The Art of Peace"

Our economy is pretty vibrant and it contributes to the health and well-being of people and communities by providing economic security and access to opportunities. We tend to develope our economy further for the good sake of our people. This way we improve living wage employment and affordable housing but also education, healthy food, and all kinds of services and amenities that promote strong and healthy families and vibrant and sustainable communities.

Eng. Thomas Tchemeube
Power Systems Solutions Consultant, PSSC Website

PO Box 12100 Douala

+237 243 11 09 91

+237 699 91 17 13

+237 650 51 62 44

Thomas Noubissi


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NY, 11222

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