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Gabri in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
88,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % No No   

Gabri in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Darbe and the Dormon are two distinctly unique people groups. However they share many of the same legends, rituals and history. And though they speak different dialects, they understand each other 99 percent of the time. As a result, these two people groups decided to pool their resources and share one Bible translation, choosing the name Gabri Maja for this translation project. The lives of these two distinct people groups - Darbe and Dormon - are dominated by the traditional belief system "Kula." Mysticism and animism mix with Kula to create a stranglehold of fear and control over this region.

Two seasons dominate the lives of the Gabri Maja people - rainy and dry. Each six-month season dictates survival by impacting the crop cycle of yams, corn and rice. One of the largest crops in the region is cotton. The depth of the Gabri Maja people groups' character, innovation and bravery came to light when they collectively decided to stop negotiating through the cotton companies' middlemen. They learned to read, write, and count, which allowed the farmers to sell cotton directly to the processing plants.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Tandjilé region: Tandjilé Est department, Lai subprefecture, northwest of Lai, Dormon and Darbé villages area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Gabri
People Name General: Gabri
Alternate People Names:
GabereSouthern Gabri
ROP3 Code: 103106
Joshua Project People ID: 11790
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 88,000
Population all Countries: 88,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Gabri
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gabri (88,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gab    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity49.00 %(Evangelical: 33.00 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam1.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2014-2017
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Gabri in Chad

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Gabri Chad    
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            Gabri in Chad          
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      Ethnic Religions     Gabri  
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