Bafut is a subdivision under the Mezam division and has its own council with modern government institutions. Bafut is located in the North West region of Cameroon. The population of Bafut is estimated at 120.000 people spread over a land surface area of some 340 square kilometers. Bafut has three main regions; Mumela’a (the heart of Bafut), Ntari (southern part of Bafut or the ridge area) and Mbu’untii (the northern or lower Bafut which is along the River Menchum).Bafut is the most powerful of the traditional kingdoms of the Grassfields, now divided into 26 wards along a 10 kilometer stretch of the "Ring Road" that trails along a ridge above the Menchum Valley. Bafut is primarily an agrarian region. The Bafut people have a very rich culture and are multilingual. They speak Bafut, English, Pidgin English etc. whenever the need arises for one of these languages.