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Bua in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
26,000 Bua Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.08 % No No   

Bua in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Bua are nomads in the country of Chad. They are farmers and herders. They live north of Sarh.

The Bua travel a lot with their cattle, sheep and other animals. They were forced into becoming Muslims at the beginning of the last century. Most are now animists with some following Folk Islam.

With the Bua, there has been some useful contact with Chadian government workers who are Christians. Bible translation is needed as they do not know Arabic very well. They speak their own Bua language too.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Chadian Christians the Bua are in contact with will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray that in spite of them being nomads they can be found easily.
Pray for Bible translation that is understandable to them.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

Phillips, David J., Peoples on the Move: Introducing the Nomads of the World, William Carey Library, 2001. p186.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-02-05
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Guéra region: Barh Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture; Moyen-Chari region: Barh Kôh department, Sarh subprefecture, Korbol area and northeast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bua
People Name General: Bua
ROP3 Code: 101683
Joshua Project People ID: 10976
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 26,000
Population all Countries: 26,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Bua
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bua (26,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bub    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Religion Sub-division:Animism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.08 %)
Ethnic Religions80.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam19.90 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Bua in Chad

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Bua Chad    
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            Bua in Chad          
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      Ethnic Religions     Bua  
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