In Memory. Tata Rev. Dr. Sam O. Esale
Tata Rev. Dr. Sam Esale, a native of the Dikome Balue village in Balue clan of the Oroko ethnic group is a founding member of the mother chapter (GA Chapter) and of the Oroko Cultural Association USA. He was the force behind the formation of OCA-USA, while President of OCA-GA which hosted the maiden National Convention in 1997. He was democratically elected as the pioneer President of OCA-USA and served for one year before taking a leave of absence from the Organization.
He hosted and chaired the first constitution committee meeting that drafted the first bylaw for OCA-USA. During his tenor, a lofty project known as the Oroko Marketing Board (OBM) was initiated but did not come to fruition after he took his leave of absence.
Thank You for Your Final Prayer !
CORONA VIRUS MESSAGES IN SOME OROKO DIALECTS
Who Are the Orokos
"If there is one thing to acknowledge of the Orokos besides their rich cultural background and natural intelligence, it is their sense of hospitality. This spirit of hospitality has now made them to look like the Achebe’s proverbial lunatics who may be outnumbered even though they own the place. The heterogeneous nature of the ethnic group has also systematically regrouped the various clans into natural characteristics like" ( by Edmund Nofuru)
- The Intelligence of the Balues
- The Wisdom of the Ngolos
- The Oratory of the Batangas
- The Beautiful Queens of Bima
- The Handsomeness of the Mbonges
- The Tolerance of the Bakundus
- The Marvellous Singers of Balondo Banangas
- The Hospitality of the Balondo Badikos
- The Courage of the Ekombes
- The Black Magic of the Bakokos
Latest News And Commentaries
Ba Tata na Ba Iya, I want to take a quick moment to talk about the state of OROKO-USA today. From Atlanta to Washington DC; from Boston to California; from Dallas to New York; from New Jersey to Minnesota; from Chicago to Kentucky, Oroko sons and daughters are present […]
Bana bua ba Oroko, the time has come again for me to address you all in the spirit of unity and love for our motherland. Although I would have loved to engage more on a personal level with each one of you, it is usually a moment of overwhelming honor […]
Ba Iya na ba Tata, bana bua ba Oroko, It is once again a moment of immense honor for me to provide a summary of our Oroko organizational activities you entrusted in my care and where my team and I intend to take the organization to in the years ahead. […]
Mr. President of OCA USA Your Royal Highnesses; Distinguished Invitees; Dear Brothers and Sisters. I. Plan of Presentation Formalities: Permit me to first of all express my joy of being here today accompanied by my dear wife Josephine. Our presence here was neither planned nor dreamed of. But we are […]
The current Anglophone crisis has so far been a true test to see if the Oroko (Ndian Division) politicians will fold into their usual docility again or rise in a rare occasion to speak truth to power. By. Jackson W. Nanje. For close to sixty (60) years since the […]
I would like to thank ill the members of this August assembly here today. We are a privileged group of people. We’re the only ones who span two divisions in the South West Province; Ndian and Meme. Let me also thank the Honorable National President Prince Mediko for the gift […]
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- OCA-USA Opens Libraries In Depraved Oroko Areas In Cameroon. By: Edimo Andrew.
- OCA-USA Donates Two 40ft Medical Supplies Containers To Orokoland. By: Edimo Andrew.
- Education in OrokoLand ( By Jackson Nanje)
- Tourism in OrokoLand ( By Dr. Fred Bebe)
- Ndian Division, A Neglected Treasure ( By Edimo Andrew )
- "Welcome" in hindsight is an Oroko contradiction (By Louis Etongwe )
- My Profer on The Oroko World Conference ( Edimo Andrew)
- Translating God's Word into Oroko. Happy Hearts! ( Dan and Lisa Friesen)
- A brief Analysis of the Oroko Dialect. ( Dan and Lisa Friesen )
- Oroko Bible Translation Project. ( Dan and Lisa Freisen )
- Oroko USA 2016 School Bench Project ( Sammy Diony )
- Oroko National Projects 2009-2011 ( Dr. Mercy Mabian )
- A Profile of the Apostolic Hospital in Banga-Bakundu ( Dr. Fred Bebe )
- National Book Project. ( Dr. Mercy Mabian's - "Knowledge For the Book Of Life" Project )
What our elders say
“It took me a visit to the United States of America to once again eat plantains the way our fore-fathers used to prepare it. – That is, with the skin. But my host, unaware of this delicacy just kept apologizing to me.”
“If there is one thing to acknowledge of the Oroko people, besides their rich Cultural background and Natural Intelligence,
it is their sense of hospitality.”
Where Are The Orokos?
The Orokos are found in the SouthWest Region of Cameroon, covering a large portion of the Meme and Ndian divisions. They are made up of 10 clans, each speaking their own dialect as shown in brackets.
- Balondo Ba Diko (Londo)
- Balondo Ba Nanga (Londo)
- Balue (Lolue)
- Batanga (Lotanga)
- Bima (Bima)
- Ekombe (Ekombe)
- Mbonge (Mbonge)
- Bakoko (Lokoko)
- Ngolo (Longolo)
- Bakundu (Lokundu)