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Gablai, Kabalai in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
59,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % No No   

Gablai, Kabalai in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Kabalay people live in southern Chad around the town of Laï.

Living along one of the major rivers in Chad, their living is made from fishing and agriculture.

What are their beliefs?
Missionaries first came to the region in the early 20th century, and as a result of the obedience of a few, the Bible has been translated in the neighboring Nancere language.

What are their needs?
Almost all Kabalay understand Nancere well, although it is not their own language. The churches in the Kabalay area use the Nancere Scriptures, but few can read it well. Even though almost every Kabalay adheres to one church or another, many also hold on to their traditional religious beliefs. The gospel has yet to penetrate deeply in the hearts of the Kabalay so that they see that God does not accept following Him and appeasing the spirits at the same time.

Prayer Points
Since not many Kabalay know how to read, pray for an organized literacy program to take place among the Kabalay community, so that many Kabalay can begin to read the Word of God daily and apply its truths to their lives.
* 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.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Tandjilé region: Lai subprefecture, Lai and south on Logone river east bank.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Gablai, Kabalai
People Name General: Gablai, Kabalai
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104349
Joshua Project People ID: 12391
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 59,000
Population all Countries: 59,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Gablai, Kabalai
Ethnic Code: NAB60c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kabalai (59,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kvf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity63.00 %(Evangelical: 20.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam2.00 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Gablai, Kabalai in Chad

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      Gablai, Kabalai Chad    
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