| Marime, John
Falshin, Robertson J.
The arts and crafts of a Mambilla area. Mbamnga village
Department of Geography, Teacher's College, Mubi
Unpublished Local Study
5 origin kimi.
16 Settled Mbamnga c 1850. Communal hunhting (Nyam toshini). Juju heads must have drink when they return from the hunt give to the hunters and recieve the game.
18 Hiding from eurn in cave/ hole - animal in cave called Chulh - could not be touched by anyone in cave else the entrance would close. A man beat it, cave closed the people in it all died!
19 Village head introduced by Germans - found the inhabitants in the cave.
22 Smiths medicine = toklah put in fire to melt any metal.
27 6 smiths in Mbamnga, best is Kelbon in Nduga quarter. His f was a smith.
31 bell = song for religious rites and for mrge ceremony. mbiap - not clear if this is single bell, and song is double, or if mbiap = anklet rattles carried in hand of juju.
32 Carver of jujus = Buba Njalar Time of juju April 10-30th
36 big drums - specialists in villages of Yambam, Kabri, Warwar, Kakara and Kuma. Played during juju, mrge and funneral only. rattles = shushar and bati from vine called kopgar. Made especially in quarters of Bal, Mbara, Nguni and Duga. Pottery liquuid steeped in bark from JARL tree used to "stop pot cracking" after firing.
52 Stem of pipe from shrub called 'tun'.
57 bags from stem of plant called mbar. 66 "sometimes if there is no rain for a long interval they will pretend to call upon the images saying that any person who hinder rain from falling should die or his eyes should be blind, and worship the image, instead of calling may my image bless me he will say that may juju bless me. Either we like it or not they will be rain that day."
68 people from Cameroon coming to buy juju do it secretly in compound, not in market.
70 Carving juju: cut and dry log. Then take leaves + Jah stone to make colour for decorating it. Jah also used to decorate the woven costume.
71 Juju time = April jujus from all quarters gather and dance in the "bell soa". This is followed by wrestling. Jujus go home in evening - must be returned to the store same day taken out. 76 smiths can say anything and eat with everyone.
79 insulting songs = ndull