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Nielim, Mjillem in Chad



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % No No   

Nielim, Mjillem in Chad

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Introduction / History
Near the river, the familiar scene is played again. Into the village march dozens of young boys wearing lion skins around their waists and hiding their faces behind bent arms. They've completed the survival test in the wilderness and learned about contact with the spirit world. Now, all the men of the village gather around and the boys begin to dance. It is a sign of transition, as they pass from childhood into adulthood. Once they have completed this process, they each return home and receive a new name. The initiation is now complete. This festival is repeated once every ten years in Niellim villages as boys learn the message of their fathers' tribal religion.

Later on, they might choose to nominally associate themselves with Islam or Bahai, yet they remain true to their traditional religion. The people of the Niellim villages are open to experimenting with different religions, even Christianity. The problem lies in the fact that the importance of commitment has not been stressed to them.

Prayer Points
* Please pray that God would raise up Christians who would be willing not only to share the Gospel with the Niellim, but also to exemplify the commitment that the Lord desires.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Moyen-Chari region: Barh Kôh department, Niellim town area, Chari river southwest bank. Niou dialect: Niou on the northeast bank.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nielim, Mjillem
People Name General: Nielim
Alternate People Names:
Mjillem
ROP3 Code: 107316
Joshua Project People ID: 13392
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Nielim
Ethnic Code: NAB66z
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Language
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Primary Language: Niellim
Language Code (ISO): nie    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam79.70 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
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 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2014
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]
None Reported
 
 
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Nielim, Mjillem in Chad

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