|Yamni, John N.
Settlements, Compounds and Building - an
investigation of recent changes among the Lip
Department of Geography, Teacher's College,
Unpublished Local Study
|Lip = part of Bang popn approx 1000.
Language = Ju bo Lip. Lip = 1/4 mile from Cameroon.
Bang is to the N, Cameroon to E and S, Saam and Mbaat
to the W. Coffee arabica as cash crop. religion
christian or pagan. Only 1muslim in Lip!
5 No traditional religion any more! Original
settlements on hilltops surrounded by thorn and fig
tree fence. Sacred tree near the one gate into the
hamlet. Special site for wrestling in August after
harvest. Fixed order - started in Lelip then moved
through the hamlets in order of thier importance. Chief
of all Lip called Toh, hamlet heads called Mboh
10 trad compoun house each per wife, h, grown sons,
grown d's, granaries and juju shrines (built same way
as ordinary grannary) plus medicines - only the juju
man of the compound had access. Compounds enclosed.
21 Peace plus cattle => move from hilltops to valley
bottoms. Muslims have different styles of enclosure
fence from Xtians some Xtians abanndonned them
altogather - no longer a prohibition on women seeing
43 People from Lip have migrated to Gembu, Nguroje and