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Kotoko, Maslam in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
900 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Kotoko, Maslam in Chad

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Introduction / History
Maslam Kotoko is a language, not a specific ethnic group. This language is dying out and being replaced by Arabic.

Where are they located?
Maslam Kotoko speakers live in Chad and Cameroon.

What are their lives like?
The Maslam Kotoko speakers are in the process of adjusting to speaking Arabic rather than their own language. Within a couple of decades they will likely be Arabized. Their grandchildren will probably not speak the Maslam Kotoko language.

To make matters worse, Kotoko people are often suspected of being dangerous witches who are greedy for wealth and power.

What are their beliefs?
The Maslam Kotoko people are noted for embracing alternative forms of Islam, though they blend their Islam with animism, the belief in spirits that have power to bless and to curse. Their faith is mainly in these spirits, not Allah, the God of Islam.

What are their needs?
The Maslam Kotoko people need to adjust to important changes. They can no longer put their identity in their old ethnicity, but they can put their identity in Christ, the King of kings.

Prayer Points
Pray for Maslam Kotoko speakers to put their identity in the risen Christ rather than their ethnicity or religion.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Maslam Kotoko people to embrace Jesus Christ.
Pray for them to become part of disciple making movements.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin 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:Ville de N’Djamena region: Haraze Al Biar department, Mani subprefecture. North of N’Djamena, along Chari river; Maslam dialect: Miskini and Blabli villages; Sao dialect: Farcha-Milezi and Ngara-Mandju (Gourmadjo) villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kotoko, Maslam
People Name General: Kotoko, Maslam
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106388
Joshua Project People ID: 13575
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 900
Population all Countries: 1,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Kotoko, Maslam
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Maslam
Language Code (ISO): msv    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 % 
Islam99.90 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Kotoko, Maslam in Chad

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Kotoko, Maslam Chad    
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