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.

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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.

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

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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 ( icon )

CES de Bametchetcha

Lycee de Batie

BP 56 Baham

Lycee technique de Bate

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Here, amidst rolling fields and cozy streets, our community fosters a breed of athletes whose talents shine as brightly as the stars above.

The spirit of competition electrifies our small town. Every corner boasts a champion in the making, every park echoes with the laughter of future Olympians.

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Francis Ngannou

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

UFC Heavyweight reigning Champion from 27 March 2021 to 28 October 2023

Hélène Wezeu Dombeu

African Games in Brazzaville winner of the in 2015 U63kg, African Championships medals in 2013 and 2013, bronze in 2013 at the African Open in Port Louis.


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.