Bali Nyonga is located in the Northwest Province of Cameroon and lying about 20km southeast of the Northwest Provincial capital, Bamenda, Bali Nyonga is the home of about 85,000 residents. Bali Nyonga got its name from Princess Na’nyonga, who founded it in the early 19th century.
Bali Nyonga is steeped in a rich history and possesses a strong cultural heritage which contributes to its uniqueness within Cameroon. As the home of the earliest Basel Missionaries in the Grassfields, Bali Nyonga hosts an array of architectural treasures such as the Presbyterian Church in Ntanfoang built by the missionaries in 1902. The Basel Mission School and Cemetery constructed by the German missionaries were also the first built in the Grassfields region of Cameroon.
Today, Bali Nyonga is the home of the first Presbyterian University in Cameroon. Bali Nyonga’s rich culture and tradition is reflected in its social organization language, rites, rituals and other cultural ceremonies. Bali people are very friendly, welcoming and respectful.
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