Welcome to the home page of the Bafut Manjong Cultural Association of Calgary! It is a long established fact that the people of Bafut enjoy showcasing their language, dance, food, colourful dressing, and lifestyle wherever they go. Enjoy our story!
Make our community more vibrant, diverse, and colourful by showcasing our culture through dance, volunteering in projects as well as passing on the Bafut language to our children. Our culture is our identity and what better legacy to leave to our children than teaching them where they came from so that they can better appreciate where they currently are.
Bafut is a region in Cameroon known for its powerful traditional kingdom. It has a population of around 120,000 people spread over 340 square kilometers. The region is divided into three main areas and has its own council under the Mezam division. Bafut has a rich history, experiencing colonization by Germany and later by the British, which weakened the authority of the Fon (King/Chief) and caused the disintegration of political, economic, and social structures. Despite these challenges, Bafut has benefited from education and produced professionals in various fields. The present Fon of Bafut holds a law degree and governs with a combination of traditional and modern administration. The Bafut people have a diverse culture and are multilingual…
Enrich and enhance the diversity of Canada through our traditional language, dance, food, volunteering.