Mambilla Division Ndarup Village
Department of Geography, Teacher's College,
Unpublished Local Study
|Ndarup: 5 Quarters of common origin plus 3=
Swia, Kung and Nuwa made by Local Authy, but they are
8 Origin from Kimi. some have gone from Ndarup to
Lekitaba and Karara. Rect. houses began in 1960's now
many still round but bricks not pudddled mud.
15 Forest owned by quarters eg forest at Suah belongs
to Swap people, callled Yirum Shua.
24 Big male juju small male juju= suwa tilla Man
affcted by Makka could walk up trees.
25 "Makka could afffect every young man who was thought
to be good and genuine. He could climb any tree with
any part of his body, run very faster, spoke out his
dreams which were believed to be sent by God through
him and he could tell what was to happen in the future.
He ran about nakedly and some times he could become
normal. They had special centres for practicing all
these and the places concentrated at Gwii."
26 dances = Mbiter Kati, Buol, Titeng and Ndil. Used to
each have their own season, now some defunct, others
such as Mbiter can happen at any time. Male seeing
female juju became impotent, female seeing male juju
ruins her life unless special medicine given.
28 To E of the villlage is rock callled bal Nvur Kal.
This once had big cave beneath it.
29 People used to hide from Germans there. Fossils etc
in it! To SE is bar tou where leopards used to live. At
Nkuwa is mammy water cave, mammy water like goat lived
there. Once upon a time woman refused to use a
grindstone brought from the cave, and the whole area
filled with water because of her anger.