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Mahamid in Chad

Mahamid

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
28,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mahamid in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Mahamids are a Shuwa Arab people who live in Darfur and eastern Chad. In recent years this region has been known for brutal conflict between farmers and herdsmen, cattle herdsmen and camel herdsmen, and to a lesser degree, between Christians and Muslims. Most of the conflict is actually about economic issues, not religious ones

Where are they located?
The Mahamid people live in a land that straddles Chad and Niger.

What are their lives like?
The Mahamid people are camel herders who have conflicts with settle people groups who farm. Farms and nomadic herders to not mix very well; they use the same land. The conflicts usually involve water, which is scarce and necessary for everyone. The Mahamid people have been known to form militias that attack settled people as a form of terrorism, in hopes that they will move. At this point in time, it seems that violence and strife are the lot of the Mahamid people.

What are their beliefs?
The Mahamid people are solidly Muslim, and there are no Christian believers among them. They are both unreached and unengaged, meaning that there are no believers or missionaries among them.

What are their needs?
The Mahamid people need adequate water for their herds, and the "water of life" for their spiritual lives. Without the work of the Holy Spirit, these people will continue fighting and killing others, often innocent women and children.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to Mahamid leaders in such a way that they will know that they must follow His ways if they are going to be blessed in this life and the life to come.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Mahamid people out of darkness into the light of Christ.
* Pray for a vibrant discipleship movement to emerge among this people group that will show the world that when the Holy Spirit acts, lives and entire people groups can be transformed.
* Pray for workers to go to the Mahamid people with the gospel.

References
https://www.hrw.org/legacy/features/darfur/fiveyearson/report4.html
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42676
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6087048.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahamid

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-02-14
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread, center and south.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahamid
People Name General: Mahamid
Alternate People Names:
BaggaraMahamid Baggara
ROP3 Code: 106027
Joshua Project People ID: 13216
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 28,000
Population all Countries: 28,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Shuwa
People Name General: Mahamid
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Chadian Spoken (28,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): shu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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: 1964
New Testament:
2012Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Chadian Spok ...
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chadian Arabic (Arabic script)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Chadian Arabic (Roman script)
 
 
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