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Nggàm is a type of divination found among many groups in West Cameroon. Among the best documented is its practice by the Mambila people of Cameroon and Nigeria, in which the actions of spiders or crabs are interpreted by the diviner.

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Blench, Roger, and David Zeitlyn. 1989/1990. A Web of Words. SUGIA (Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika) 10/11:171-186.

Gebauer, Paul. 1964. Spider Divination in the Cameroons. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum.

Zeitlyn, David. 1987. Mambila Divination. Cambridge Anthropology 12 (1):21-51. NB this also appeared as a chapter in Zeitlyn's PhD which is online Mambila Traditional Religion

and in Zeitlyn, David. 1994. Sua in Somié. Mambila Traditional Religion. Vol. 41, Collectanea Instituti Anthropos. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag.