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Jongor, Dionkor in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
51,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Jongor, Dionkor in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Migaami live in an area surrounding the impressive Abu Telfane mountain range, in the Guera region of central Chad.

What are their lives like?
The long dry season and conditions of life have had an impact on the Migaami people who work the land and trade the surplus to provide for their families. Of those who have the benefit of schooling, a number also work in professional jobs such as teaching, public offices, and nursing.

What are their beliefs?
Less than a century ago, the Migaama believed in the Margay spirits who are their intermediaries between men and the supreme Creator God, "Mella". For a long time, they resisted Islam which tried to force its system on them. Once the Arabs had conquered the valleys, it was more difficult to resist. Finally the French colonialists put pressure on them to abandon their mountain dwellings. Then, Islam forced them to abandon their animistic practices. Today, most of them call themselves Muslims. Though there are some remnants of the 'Margi' practices, the majority have become Muslims, consulting the marabou or imam in situations of need. The use of amulets and following the teachings of Islam has somewhat replaced the traditional 'Margi' practices. Some of the Migaami have shown great interest in the Christian message, but many of these people are becoming Muslim also. Though the current Chadian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, social pressure is great to become Muslims. Today 'Margi' worshippers, Muslims and Christians live peaceably together. Cultural identity seems to be more important than 'religious' beliefs. Their openness is key at this time.

Prayer Points
Pray a strong church movement would be established among the Migaami, and the neighboring Daju and Bidiyo peoples. They have yet to have the Bible translated into their language, a helpful foundation for evangelism and church planting. Their society shows signs of major change in the next two or three generations. Will the Good News of Jesus be part of the transformation of this society?
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Guéra region: Guéra department, Mongo subprefecture, east of Mongo, Abou Telfane canton, Abu Telfan area; Migaama dialect: Baro; Doga dialect: Fityari; Gamiya dialect: Game and Julkulkili; Dambiya dialect: Mala.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Jongor, Dionkor
People Name General: Jongor, Dionkor
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104298
Joshua Project People ID: 12367
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 51,000
Population all Countries: 51,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Jongor, Dionkor
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Migaama (51,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mmy    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 2002-2019
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Migaama
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Jongor, Dionkor in Chad

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      Jongor, Dionkor Chad    
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