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Jegu in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,000 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % No No   

Jegu in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Jegu people of Chad are unengaged and unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Their primary language is Jonkor Bourmataguil, a language that is spoken by few people.

Where are they located?
This people group is only found in Chad.

What are their lives like?
Like other people groups of the Sahel Desert, the Jegu people lead hard lives. It is hard to even survive in a land that lacks adequate water for crops and livestock. These hardy people survive in a land that would destroy most other people.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Jegu people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Like most other Muslims, they depend on the spirit world despite Islamic teachings.

What are their needs?
There are no Christian materials for the Jegu people of Chad. This means that the gospel message will likely be presented to them in a language that is outside of their culture, so it will seem foreign.

Prayer Points
There are no Christian materials in the language of the Jegu people. Pray they will soon have gospel recordings available in their Jonkor Bourmataguil language.
Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to this remote and unengaged, unreached people group in such a way that they will want to learn more.
Pray for the Jegu people to soon have their own churches and a disciple making movement that will affect their entire people group.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-02-09
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Salamat region: Aboudeia department, west of Abou Deia; Guéra region border area; originally centered in Bourmataguil village, now centered in Ader-Ader.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jegu
People Name General: Jegu
ROP3 Code: 104226
Joshua Project People ID: 12338
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,000
Population all Countries: 5,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Jegu
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Jonkor Bourmataguil
Language Code (ISO): jeu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: 0.05 %)
Ethnic Religions9.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.95 % 
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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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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Data Notes
Data Sources

Jegu in Chad

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Jegu Chad    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Jegu in Chad          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Jonkor Bourmataguil  
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