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Bimbia, Limbe

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Bimbia was an independent state of Isubu people of Cameroon, in 1884 annexed by the Germans and incorporated in the colony of Kamerun. It lies in Southwest Region, to the south of Mount Cameroon and to the west of the Wouri estuary. Is situated at the East coast of the Limbe Sub Division.Bimbia consists of three villages: Dikolo Bona Ngombe Bona Bille In 1932 when the population of Bimbia was about 2500 peoples.Bimbia was the first place whitemen, the Jamaican and English Baptist missionaries led by Rev. Alfred Saker set foot on the Cameroon shore in 1858, from Fernando Po. There he built the first school and first church. Later he went to Victoria where he built the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Bimbia man was the first person to go to Saker's school and the first to become Christian.HistoryOriginsThe predominant Isubu oral history holds that the ethnic group hails from Mboko, the area southwest of Mount Cameroon. Tradition makes them the descendants of Isuwu na Monanga, who led their migration to the west bank of the Wouri estuary. When a descendant of Isuwu named Mbimbi became king, the people began to refer to their territories as Bimbia.
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  • It is only in recent years that the history of this place was unveiled to all. Bimbia is indeed a place rich in history as it was one of Cameroon's largest slave ports. Many slaves were shipped from t...  more »
  • I have lived in Limbe for so many years and I only discovered the Bimbia Historic site in 2014 when it was opened to the public. The inhabitants for a long time believed it is a sacred forest where pe...  more »
  • This visit to the site of the slave trade of Bimbia allowed me to discover a sad part of the story of Africa which has been cleared of books. I'm glad to see that there are still some traces of slavery and I hope that it will be recognized as heritage of UNESCO soon. For history lovers, this site visit is essential if ever you do a tour in Cameroon.
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