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Zan Gula in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Zan Gula Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Zan Gula in Chad

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Introduction / History
On the foot of a hill towering over the otherwise flat horizon live the Zan Gula. Although they call themselves Muslims, the animism is still very much alive, including animal sacrifice, witchcraft, secret societies, idol worship, belief in and appeasement of ancestral sprirts, spiritual healing and all the rest of it. The rough terrain of the Guera region makes it necessary for the Zan Gula to work hard for survival. The soil is hard, and the seeds must be planted with the hot, burning sun overhead, so that when the rains fall in July there will be a harvest of millet for the whole family to eat. The harvest is stored in a granary formed from the clay soil, so there will be enough to eat until the rains fall next year, and the cycle begins all over again.

A small church of Christians from southern people groups exists in Zan village. Their pastor is a Chadian from another people group, supported through churches in the United Kingdom. An evangelist-nurse from yet another Chadian ethnic group is also part of the team. Their desire and vision is to see the Zan Gula come to know the Savior they love. Though the soil of the Zan Gula's hearts has been hard, and their labors toiling, it is encouraging to see interest expressed by some Zan Gula in the Good News they are proclaiming. But still, it is hard for the pastor and the evangelist-nurse not to get discouraged in the face of resistance and a seeming lack of interest in the gospel by many. Please pray for a church to be established among the Zan Gula soon.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, Chinguil; Moyen-Chari region: northwest of Lake Iro.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Zan Gula
People Name General: Zan Gula
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111142
Joshua Project People ID: 16084
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Zan Gula
Ethnic Code: NAB66z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Zan Gula (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zna    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions27.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam70.00 % 
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 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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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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Zan Gula in Chad

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Zan Gula Chad    
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