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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Abu Sharib78,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamMararit M
Abu Sharib of Chad
T
Arab, Turku35,0000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamArabic, Sudanese CreoleP
Arab, Turku
M
Arab, Turku of Chad
T
Babalia11,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamArabic, Chadian Spoken M
Babalia of Chad
 
Baggara, Dekakire16,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Baggara, Dekakire
M
Baggara, Dekakire of Chad
T
Baggara, Hemat27,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamArabic, Sudanese SpokenP
Baggara, Hemat
 T
Baggara, Shuwa Arab2,930,000Y0.40 %0.50 %1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Baggara, Shuwa Arab
M
Baggara, Shuwa Arab of Chad
T
Bakha2,700Y1.00 %3.00 %1 IslamKaranga   
Banana, Mussei349,000Y5.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityMusey   
Barein12,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsBarein M
Barein of Chad
T
Barma129,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamBagirmiP
Barma
M
Barma of Chad
T
Bediondo Mbai181,000Y23.00 %77.00 %5 ChristianityBedjond   
Bedouin, Soliman36,000Y0.02 %0.03 %1 IslamArabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken M
Bedouin, Soliman of Chad
T
Bernde9,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMorom M
Bernde of Chad
T
Besme, Huner3,500Y8.00 %40.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBesme   
Bideyat, Beri8,600Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamZaghawa M
Bideyat, Beri of Chad
T
Bidio56,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBidiyo M
Bidio of Chad
T
Bilala229,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamNabaP
Bilala
M
Bilala of Chad
T
Birgid24,000Y0.08 %0.10 %1 IslamBirgit M
Birgid of Chad
T
Bokoruge91,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDaju, Dar Sila M
Bokoruge of Chad
T
Bolgo5,200Y18.00 %30.00 %5 IslamBolgo   
Bon Gula3,100Y10.00 %12.00 %4 IslamBon Gula M
Bon Gula of Chad
T
Boor200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBoor M
Boor of Chad
T
Bua22,000Y0.08 %0.10 %1 Ethnic ReligionsBua M
Bua of Chad
T
Buduma, Kuri Islander123,000Y0.03 %0.04 %1 IslamBudumaP
Buduma, Kuri Islander
M
Buduma, Kuri Islander of Chad
T
Bulgeda53,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKanuri, Tumari  T
Chinese, general15,0008.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Dagba16,000Y15.00 %30.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsDagba   
Dai, Dari143,000Y34.00 %58.00 %5 ChristianityDay   
Daju, Dar Daju61,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDaju, Dar Daju M
Daju, Dar Daju of Chad
T
Dangaleat108,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDangaleat M
Dangaleat of Chad
T
Deaf154,000Y38.46 %2 IslamChadian Sign Language   
Disa5,300Y0.00 %0.03 %1 IslamDisa M
Disa of Chad
 
English-Speaking, general80050.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
Fanya2,800Y0.10 %0.11 %1 IslamFania M
Fanya of Chad
T
Fongoro3,800Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamFur M
Fongoro of Chad
T
French16,0000.30 %76.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Adamawa247,000Y0.10 %0.15 %1 IslamFulfulde, AdamawaP
Fulani, Adamawa
M
Fulani, Adamawa of Chad
T
Fulani, Bagirmi38,000Y0.15 %0.20 %1 IslamFulfulde, BagirmiP
Fulani, Bagirmi
M
Fulani, Bagirmi of Chad
T
Fulani, Nigerian82,0000.01 %0.02 %1 IslamFulfulde, NigerianP
Fulani, Nigerian
 T
Fur28,000Y0.04 %0.04 %1 IslamFurP
Fur
 T
Gablai, Kabalai51,000Y20.00 %63.00 %5 ChristianityKabalai  T
Gabri77,000Y33.00 %49.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGabri  T
Gadang6,400Y5.00 %7.00 %4 IslamGadang M
Gadang of Chad
T
Gidar34,000Y21.00 %32.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsGidar   
Gor145,000Y10.00 %81.00 %4 ChristianityGorP
Gor
M
Gor of Chad
T
Gori1,700Y7.00 %10.00 %4 IslamLaal M
Gori of Chad
 
Goulai469,000Y3.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianityGulay   
Gula Iro, Goula11,000Y16.00 %41.00 %5 ChristianityGula Iro   
Gula, Sara Gula23,000Y10.00 %20.00 %4 IslamGula   
Hausa287,0000.01 %0.01 %1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
M
Hausa of Chad
T
Jaya6,300Y0.10 %0.30 %1 IslamJaya M
Jaya of Chad
T
Jegu4,300Y0.05 %0.05 %1 IslamJonkor Bourmataguil M
Jegu of Chad
T
Jongor, Dionkor45,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMigaama M
Jongor, Dionkor of Chad
T
Kaba53,000Y26.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityKabbaP
Kaba
 T
Kaba Demi115,000Y39.00 %69.90 %5 ChristianityKaba Deme, Sara   
Kaba Na101,000Y28.00 %74.00 %5 ChristianityKaba Naa, Sara   
Kabba-Laka168,000Y33.00 %86.00 %5 ChristianityLaka M
Kabba-Laka of Chad
T
Kado Herde96,000Y30.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityHerde   
Kajakse38,000Y0.04 %0.06 %1 IslamKajakse M
Kajakse of Chad
T
Kanembu769,000Y0.00 %0.01 %1 IslamKanembuP
Kanembu
M
Kanembu of Chad
T
Kanuri, Yerwa173,0000.00 %0.01 %1 IslamKanuri, CentralP
Kanuri, Yerwa
M
Kanuri, Yerwa of Chad
T
Karang2,700Y5.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKarang   
Karanga21,000Y1.00 %4.00 %1 IslamKaranga  T
Kendeje4,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKendeje M
Kendeje of Chad
T
Kenga102,000Y0.10 %0.30 %1 IslamKenga M
Kenga of Chad
T
Kera128,000Y37.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityKeraP
Kera
  
Kibet70,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamKibet M
Kibet of Chad
T
Kim44,000Y30.00 %62.00 %5 ChristianityKim   
Kimre35,000Y38.00 %59.00 %5 ChristianityKimreP
Kimre
M
Kimre of Chad
T
Koke1,700Y30.00 %49.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKoke   
Kotoko, Lagwan25,000Y0.10 %0.20 %1 IslamLagwan M
Kotoko, Lagwan of Chad
T
Kotoko, Malgbe62,000Y12.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMalgbe   
Kotoko, Maslam700Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMaslam M
Kotoko, Maslam of Chad
T
Kotoko, Mpade4,900Y0.80 %2.00 %1 IslamMpade M
Kotoko, Mpade of Chad
T
Kotoko, Mser2,500Y0.10 %0.20 %1 IslamMser M
Kotoko, Mser of Chad
T
Kreda134,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDazagaP
Kreda
M
Kreda of Chad
T
Kujarge3,900Y0.05 %0.10 %1 IslamKujarge M
Kujarge of Chad
T
Kuka128,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamNabaP
Kuka
M
Kuka of Chad
T
Kuo18,000Y16.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKuo   
Kurumi, Kulfe11,000Y20.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKulfa   
Kwang48,000Y28.00 %73.00 %5 ChristianityKwang   
Lele81,000Y31.00 %45.00 %5 IslamLele   
Lutos-Ruto5,700Y23.00 %50.00 %5 ChristianityLutosP
Lutos-Ruto
  
Maba, Mabangi495,000Y0.01 %0.04 %1 IslamMabaP
Maba, Mabangi
M
Maba, Mabangi of Chad
T
Mahamid27,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Mahamid
M
Mahamid of Chad
T
Majera1,200Y0.00 %0.11 %1 IslamMajera  T
Mangbai4,400Y7.00 %15.00 %4 IslamMambai M
Mangbai of Chad
T
Mango95,000Y20.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMango M
Mango of Chad
T
Mararit44,000Y0.01 %0.03 %1 IslamMararitP
Mararit
M
Mararit of Chad
T
Marba, Kulung247,000Y28.00 %82.00 %5 ChristianityMarba M
Marba, Kulung of Chad
 
Marfa17,000Y3.70 %5.00 %4 IslamMarfa M
Marfa of Chad
T
Masa217,000Y25.00 %59.00 %5 ChristianityMasanaP
Masa
  
Masalit107,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamMasalitP
Masalit
M
Masalit of Chad
T
Massalat33,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Massalat
M
Massalat of Chad
T
Mawa15,000Y0.50 %0.50 %1 IslamMawaP
Mawa
M
Mawa of Chad
T
Mbara3,900Y5.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMbara   
Mbum32,00016.00 %25.00 %5 IslamMbum   
Medogo32,000Y0.00 %0.01 %1 IslamNaba M
Medogo of Chad
T
Mesme, Zime58,000Y40.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityMesme   
Mesmedje74,000Y0.01 %0.01 %1 IslamMasmaje  T
Miltu800Y4.00 %4.00 %4 IslamMiltu M
Miltu of Chad
 
Mimi, Amdang82,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamAmdangP
Mimi, Amdang
M
Mimi, Amdang of Chad
T
Mire7,300Y1.00 %2.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsMulgi M
Mire of Chad
 
Mogum18,000Y1.00 %2.00 %1 IslamMogum M
Mogum of Chad
T
Mokoulou38,000Y7.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMukuluP
Mokoulou
M
Mokoulou of Chad
T
Mubi101,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamMubi M
Mubi of Chad
T
Mundang319,000Y5.00 %50.00 %4 ChristianityMundang   
Musgum, Mulwi70,000Y23.00 %33.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMusgu M
Musgum, Mulwi of Chad
T
Nancere131,000Y35.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityNancere   
Nbambai1,571,000Y12.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNgambayP
Nbambai
  
Ndam, Dam20,000Y0.08 %0.10 %1 IslamNdam M
Ndam, Dam of Chad
T
Ngam126,000Y21.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityNgam   
Ngete30,000Y25.00 %48.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNgete   
Nielim, Mjillem15,000Y0.20 %0.30 %1 IslamNiellim M
Nielim, Mjillem of Chad
T
Nzakmbay41,000Y23.00 %45.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNzakambay   
Pana2,400Y2.00 %42.00 %2 IslamPana   
Peve, Lame72,000Y35.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityPeve   
Runga62,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamRungaP
Runga
M
Runga of Chad
T
Saba3,100Y0.20 %0.30 %1 IslamSaba M
Saba of Chad
T
Sango55,0007.00 %55.00 %4 ChristianitySangoP
Sango
  
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar424,000Y4.00 %65.00 %4 ChristianitySar   
Sara Mbai250,000Y9.00 %89.00 %4 ChristianityMbay   
Sarwa5,100Y0.30 %0.40 %1 IslamSarua M
Sarwa of Chad
T
Sinyar, Shamya27,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamSinyar M
Sinyar, Shamya of Chad
T
Sokoro, Tunjur16,000Y4.00 %5.00 %4 IslamSokoro M
Sokoro, Tunjur of Chad
T
Somrai, Sabine21,000Y23.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianitySomrai   
Sungor, Asungor67,000Y0.01 %0.02 %1 IslamAssangori M
Sungor, Asungor of Chad
T
Surbakhal18,000Y0.00 %0.01 %1 IslamSurbakhal M
Surbakhal of Chad
T
Tama181,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamaP
Tama
M
Tama of Chad
T
Taram, Temki1,200Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTamki   
Tobanga72,000Y35.00 %55.00 %5 ChristianityTobanga M
Tobanga of Chad
T
Torom20,000Y0.03 %0.05 %1 IslamToramP
Torom
M
Torom of Chad
 
Tubu, Daza460,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamDazagaP
Tubu, Daza
M
Tubu, Daza of Chad
T
Tubu, Teda82,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamTedagaP
Tubu, Teda
M
Tubu, Teda of Chad
T
Tuburi173,000Y38.00 %83.00 %5 ChristianityTupuri   
Tumak73,000Y14.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityTumak   
Tunya6,500Y5.00 %10.00 %4 IslamTunia  T
Ubi3,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamUbi M
Ubi of Chad
T
Zaghawa149,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamZaghawaP
Zaghawa
M
Zaghawa of Chad
T
Zan Gula11,000Y1.00 %3.00 %1 IslamZan Gula M
Zan Gula of Chad
T
Zirenkel6,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamZerenkel M
Zirenkel of Chad
T
Total People Groups:   141 15,295,000 132     77      40 83 88
Unclassified / Other Individuals 58,000  
UN Country Population (2018) 15,353,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
Data Notes
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Chad – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 77 54.6 % 8,454,000 55.3 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 1.4 % 156,000 1.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 0.7 % 16,000 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 21 14.9 % 2,153,000 14.1 %
  5 - Significantly reached 40 28.4 % 4,515,000 29.5 %
Totals 141   15,295,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Chad – Languages
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Language
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amdangamj11Need?
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spokenaao11Portions
Arabic, Chadian Spokenshu55Complete
Arabic, Sudanese Creolepga11Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Assangorisjg11Need?
Bagirmibmi11Portions
Bareinbva11Portions
Bedjondbjv10NT
Besmebes10Need?
Bidiyobid11None
Birgitbtf11Need?
Bolgobvo10None
Bon Gulaglc10None
Boorbvf11Need?
Buabub11Portions
Budumabdm11Portions
Chadian Sign Languagecds10Need?
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Dagbadgk10None
Daju, Dar Dajudjc11Portions
Daju, Dar Siladau11Need?
Dangaleatdaa11NT
Daydai10NT
Dazagadzg22Portions
Disadsi11Need?
Englisheng10Complete
Faniafni11Need?
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Adamawafub11Complete
Fulfulde, Bagirmifui11Need?
Fulfulde, Nigerianfuv11NT
Furfvr22Portions
Gabrigab10NT
Gadanggdk10Need?
Gidargid10NT
Gorgqr10NT
Gulaglu10Need?
Gula Iroglj10None
Gulaygvl10NT
Hausahau11Complete
Herdehed10NT
Jayajyy11Need?
Jonkor Bourmataguiljeu11Need?
Kaba Deme, Sarakwg10NT
Kaba Naa, Sarakwv10NT
Kabalaikvf10Need?
Kabbaksp10Complete
Kajakseckq11Need?
Kanembukbl11NT
Kanuri, Centralknc11NT
Kanuri, Tumarikrt11Need?
Karangkzr10Portions
Karangakth22Need?
Kendejeklf11Need?
Kengakyq11NT
Keraker10NT
Kibetkie11Need?
Kimkia10Complete
Kimrekqp10NT
Kokekou10Need?
Kujargevkj11Need?
Kulfakxj10Need?
Kuoxuo10NT
Kwangkvi10None
Laalgdm10Need?
Lagwankot11None
Lakalap10NT
Lelelln10NT
Lutosndy10NT
Mabamde11None
Majeraxmj11Need?
Malgbemxf10None
Mambaimcs10Portions
Mangomge10NT
Mararitmgb22Need?
Marbampg10Complete
Marfamvu10Need?
Masalitmls11Portions
Masanamcn10Complete
Maslammsv11Portions
Masmajemes11Need?
Mawamcw11None
Mbarampk10Need?
Mbaymyb10Complete
Mbummdd10NT
Mesmezim10NT
Migaamammy11Portions
Miltumlj10Need?
Mogummou11None
Morombdo11Need?
Mpadempi11Portions
Mserkqx11Need?
Mubimub11None
Mukulumoz10Portions
Mulgimvh11Need?
Mundangmua10Complete
Museymse10Complete
Musgumug10Complete
Nabamne33Need?
Nancerennc10Complete
Ndamndm11Portions
Ngamnmc10NT
Ngambaysba10Complete
Ngetennn10Portions
Niellimnie11Portions
Nzakambaynzy10NT
Panapnz10Portions
Pevelme10NT
Rungarou11Need?
Sabasaa11None
Sangosag10Complete
Sarmwm10Complete
Saruaswy11Need?
Sinyarsys11Need?
Sokorosok10Portions
Somraisor10Portions
Surbakhalsbj11Need?
Tamatma11None
Tamkitax11Need?
Tedagatuq11Need?
Tobangatng10NT
Toramtrj11Need?
Tumaktmc10NT
Tuniatug10None
Tupuritui10Complete
Ubiubi11None
Zaghawazag22None
Zan Gulazna11None
Zerenkelzrn11None
Totals: 130 141 77   70 32 26 82 4
Data Notes
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Chad – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 7.6 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Chad – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Chad. Ministries in the Chad section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Chad   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Chad – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 15,295,000
Percent Urbanization 23 %
Total People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 77
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National LanguageFrench
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 26.0%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 7.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.396 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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