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Kimre in Chad


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
41,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 % No   

Kimre in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Gabri (Gabri-Kimre) live in the Tandjile East District in the south of Chad. Of their 17 villages the most important ones are Kimre (administrative centre), Mode, Bordo, Massa, Mare and Dele. Some people have also moved to N'Djamena (the capital) and to other towns in Chad. There is a dispensary and a small airstrip in Kimre. The schools in Kimre, Mode and Bordo offer full primary education, whereas the other 13 mostly community schools just run some classes, depending on how much time they can get from teachers or teaching-assistants.

Most Gabri are farmers, cultivating millet, peanuts, beans, cotton and in some areas, rice. They raise small animals and wealthier people have cattle mainly for working their fields. Neighbouring people groups are the Sumray, Darbe, Gulay, Ndam, Ngam and Mutu with which they nowadays have good relationships. But there is no language in the area closely related enough for them to understand each other. Many people in the language area do not speak any other language, or speak only to a level needed for marketing. In church services the Bible is usually read in Ngambay or French. Sometimes the sermons are also preached in Ngambay, and translated into Kimre, since most people do not understand Ngambay well enough. Pastors are trained in French or Ngambay.

In the 1970s Kabam Andre, pastor of local churches in the Kimre area, started a language committee, which did the first translations of hymns into Kimre. A literacy project started in 1994, after a writing system had been established. Literacy teaching has continued through the years. Bible translation began in late 1994. The first draft of the NT was completed in February 2001. There are now preliminary editions of Mark's Gospel, Ephesians, Philippians, James, Titus, 1-2 Timothy and 1-2 Peter in circulation. The translation team hopes to have the whole New Testament printed by 2008.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Tandjilé region: Tandjile Est department, east of Laï.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kimre
People Name General: Kimre
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105011
Joshua Project People ID: 12694
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 41,000
Population all Countries: 41,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Kimre
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Primary Language: Kimre (41,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kqp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity59.00 %(Evangelical: 38.00 %)
Ethnic Religions40.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam1.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant65.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Kimre
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Kimre in Chad

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Kimre Chad    
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