Yarbil, Mohammmed M.|
Mambilla Division Ndarup Village
Department of Geography, Teacher's College, Mubi
Unpublished Local Study
Ndarup: 5 Quarters of common origin plus 3= Swia, Kung and Nuwa made by Local Authy,
but they are under Warwar.
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 naketly and some times he could become normal. They had special
centres for practicing all these and the places concentrated at Gwii."
= 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
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.