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Fongoro in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,400 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Fongoro in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Fongoro people are also called Gelege and Kole. Since the 18th century, they have been pushed into a remote, desolate area by the expansion of Arab and Fur peoples. At this point, the Fongoro speakers are being assimilated with the Fur peoples.

Where are they located?
Fongoro speakers live in the hill country that straddles Sudan and Chad. It is a remote part of the world.

What are their lives like?
Some people who speak this language are hunter-gatherers. Others are fishermen who catch and dry fish for food. Some of them farm sorghum. Their land has poor soil, there is not enough water, and they suffer from the tsetse fly.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Fongoro people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Like most African Muslims, they are also devoted to other spirit beings as well as to the teachings of Islam.

What are their needs?
The Fongoro people need the chance to earn a living. Farming, hunting, and fishing are not enough for them to get enough to eat. They especially need help from outsiders who can help them eradicate the tsetse fly.

Prayer Points
Pray for God to shower his abundant mercy on these suffering people.
Pray for the Fongoro speakers to find a way to thrive economically and spiritually.
Pray for them to have the chance to hear and respond to the gospel.
Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among Fongoro speakers.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-02-23
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Ouaddaï region: Sila department, Fongoro canton; Dar Fongoro area along Sudan border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Country Map:Political map
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fongoro
People Name General: Fongoro
Alternate People Names:
FlemishFogoro, Gele
ROP3 Code: 103038
Joshua Project People ID: 11219
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,400
Population all Countries: 7,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Fongoro
Ethnic Code: NAB66z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fur
Language Code (ISO): fvr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Fongoro (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2010-2015
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fur
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
GeneralGospel resources links
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Fongoro in Chad

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People Cluster
    Ouaddai-Fur     Africa, West and Central    
      Fongoro Chad    
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      Islam     Fur  
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