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Kotoko, Mpade in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,700 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % No No   

Kotoko, Mpade in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Mpade people live in the northernmost part of Cameroon, just south of Lake Chad. Their language area extends into Nigeria to the west and Chad to the northeast.

Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. Rulers of smaller regions are called blamas. The town of Makary is the hub of the language area with a number of surrounding villages in Cameroon, and a few villages in Nigeria and Chad. A number of Mpade speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad.

Linguistically, Mpade is one of the eight Kotoko languages, and Mpade speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. Mpade has a Latin script writing system but it is not currently widely used.

The Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the seasonal rivers that flow in the area to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during rainy season (June-Sept.).

Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. The few Mpade Christians in the area are poorly educated and isolated. Mission work coming from outside the community will need to be done once it is safe enough to work in the area. At this point, because of the activity of the Boko Haram, all missionaries have been asked to leave the north of Cameroon . There was a Nigerian missionary reaching out to the Kotoko but he was killed by the Boko Haram in 2011.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Hadjer-Lamis region: Haraze Al Biar department, Mani subprefecture, south of Lake Chad; N’Djamena town; Mani area on Logone river, north of N’Djamena.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kotoko, Mpade
People Name General: Kotoko, Mpade
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106841
Joshua Project People ID: 13844
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,700
Population all Countries: 32,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Kotoko, Mpade
Ethnic Code: NAb60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mpade (5,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mpi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions19.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam79.00 % 
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 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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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None Reported
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Kotoko, Mpade in Chad

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