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Fulani, Bagirmi in Chad

Fulani, Bagirmi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
39,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % No No   

Fulani, Bagirmi in Chad

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The Bagirmi Fulani are semi-nomadic, mixing farming with shepherding. Although some Fulani tribes travel seasonally with their flocks, the Bagirmi have a permanent home they live in for half of the year. They only travel during the dry season, when grazing lands and water are scarce. Many of the men have multiple wives. Since cattle are a symbol of wealth among the Fulani, brides are sometimes chosen because of the amount of cattle they own. The Fulani were one of the first people groups in Africa to be converted to Islam. The Bagirmi still hold on to many old Fulani traditions. They believe that family, cattle, strong morals, beauty, poetry, singing, and dancing are the most important things in life.

Ministry Obstacles
The Fulani continue to be strongly committed to their current religion and worldview. Change is quite difficult and usually occurs slowly.

Outreach Ideas
Much persistent prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Fulani to hunger for truth found only in Jesus Christ. Pray the people will hunger for truth.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the handful of Christian believers among the Bagmiri Fulani, that they will rest fully on the finished work of Christ, understanding the requirements for forgiveness of sin have been satisfied.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for sufficient rain to support the livestock of the Fulani, and for good yields for their crops.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-06
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Chari-Baguirmi region: Baguirmi department, Massenya subprefecture; Hadjer-Lamis region: Dababa department, Bokoro subprefecture, between Bokoro and Massenya.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Fulani, Bagirmi
People Name General: Fulani, Bagirmi
Alternate People Names:
Bagirmi FulaniBarma Fula
ROP3 Code: 100752
Joshua Project People ID: 10559
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 39,000
Population all Countries: 245,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General: Fulani, Bagirmi
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fulfulde, Bagirmi (39,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fui    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.15 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.80 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Fulani, Bagirmi in Chad

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People Cluster
    Fulani / Fulbe     Africa, West and Central    
      Fulani, Bagirmi Chad    
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      Islam     Fulfulde, Bagirmi  
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