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Fanya in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,200 Fania Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % No No   

Fanya in Chad

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Introduction / History
Living in relative isolation on the savannah plains north of the wide Chari River, the Fania are very proud of their identity. They are said to be related to the Bua, their cousins on the other side of the Chari River. But unlike the Bua, who are great fishers, the Fania are known for their hunting skills.

The elders of the villages remember the time when the wild animals were so plentiful, one could almost walk up to an antelope and catch it with bare hands. But now, because of the revolutionary changes which have affected the nation, it is impossible for the Fania to live off the wild game they hunt. They have had to resort to farming millet and raising chickens to supplement their diet. Even now, when a Fania farmer working in his field hears the yelp of a jackal or the snort of a warthog, he will want to drop his planting sabre and pick up his hunting spear.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-02-06
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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, west of Lake Iro; north of Sarh, Mouraye area, Sengué, Malakonjo, Rim, Sisi, and Karo villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Fanya
People Name General: Fanya
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102999
Joshua Project People ID: 11189
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 3,200
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guera-Naba of Chad
People Name General: Fanya
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fania
Language Code (ISO): fni    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions39.90 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam60.00 % 
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 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Fanya in Chad

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Guera-Naba of Chad     Africa, West and Central    
      Fanya Chad    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Fanya in Chad          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Fania  
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