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Kotoko, Mser in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,900 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % No No   

Kotoko, Mser in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Mser people live in the northern part of Cameroon spilling over into Chad. Traditionally, village chiefs and sultans rule over them. Seven Mser towns and villages exist in Cameroon, and four are across the Logone River in Chad. There are also a few other, smaller villages.

The Mser language is one of the Kotoko languages. The Mser language is not written. They refer to themselves as Kotoko. The name they give to their 'language' depends upon what village they're from. A person from Digangali will say they speak digangali. A person from Madaf will say they speak madaf, etc.

While some Mser people live in the town of Kousséri, and a few also work and live in the nearby city of N 'Djamena most live in villages. These villages may not be accessible during rainy season. The survey team visited only one Mser village in Cameroon, so the situation in the other villages is unknown.

A Roman script writing system has been created for the language but the language is moribund and further language development work is highly unlikely.

What are their beliefs?
Islam dominates as the primary religion. It is not known if there are any Mser Christians.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-22
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, Kousséri subdivision.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kotoko, Mser
People Name General: Kotoko, Mser
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105269
Joshua Project People ID: 12814
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,900
Population all Countries: 3,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Kotoko, Mser
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mser (2,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kqx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions4.80 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Kotoko, Mser in Chad

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Kotoko, Mser Chad    
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            Kotoko, Mser in Chad          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Mser  
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