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Mawa in Chad


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
18,000 Mawa Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % No No   

Mawa in Chad

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Introduction / History
Mawa people have low self-esteem. They do not feel that they are able to do any type of development on their own. But after accomplishing a few community development projects with the aid of an expatriate missionary living among them, they now know that they can make a difference with a little help from outside. The people have formed a language and literacy, village library, and millet distribution associations. The Mawa people are very receptive to outsiders and are eager to receive help for the associations to function.

There are not many good sources of water in the Mawa area. People have moved away from the villages to find better supplies. The installation of a pump in Mahoua village helped alleviate the problem by providing clean water throughout the year. But it did not resolve the water problem completely. Other Mawa villages need clean water.

The construction of a school building gave the Mahoua population something to be proud of. It highlighted the importance of education for the children as well as literacy awareness for the adult population. Interest in the adult literacy program is high.

Most Mawa people are Muslims and mosques exist in many villages. AET in Bitkine made an evangelism campaign in the Mawa area about 20 years ago, but did not really follow up until a missionary came to the area. A local church is meeting.

The seed was sown. The seed needs water and care to grow and bear fruit. Mawa people do not know how to grow by themselves. How can they know things they have not seen or experienced? How can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? They are waiting to receive more help to develop physically and spiritually.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-02-11
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Guéra region: Guéra department, Bitkine subprefecture, Mahoua village area, southeast of Mukulu [moz] language area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mawa
People Name General: Mawa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106428
Joshua Project People ID: 13595
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 18,000
Population all Countries: 18,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Mawa
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mawa (18,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mcw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.09 %(Evangelical: 0.09 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.09 % 
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 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: 2022
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Mawa in Chad

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Mawa Chad    
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            Mawa in Chad          
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      Islam     Mawa  
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