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Kendeje in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Kendeje in Chad

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Introduction / History
Kendeje is one of the four Maban languages. Kendeje has two dialects.

Where are they located?
This people group only lives in Chad, a solidly Muslim country in north-central Africa. Specifically they live in Ouaddai, a district that is near the border with Sudan.

What are their lives like?
There is much fighting and destruction in Darfur, the part of the world near where the Kendeje people live. The fighting means refugees must be coming to Ouaddai.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Kendeje people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Though they are 100 percent Muslim, the Kendeje speakers depend on the spirit world for their daily needs, despite the teachings of Islamic leaders.

What are their needs?
There are no Christian materials in the Kendeje language. When the gospel is presented to them, it will need to be presented in a language that seems foreign to them.

Prayer Points
Pray for Christian materials, especially gospel recordings and music, to be translated into the Kendeje language.
Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to these people who have no way to hear His great name at this time.
Pray for spiritual openness among the Kendeje people that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that before this decade is over, there will be a disciple making movement among the Kendeje speakers in Chad.
* 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: 2019-02-17
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Ouaddaï region: Assoungha and Ouara departments, rural Abéché and Adré subprefectures, northwest of Hadjer Hadid.
(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: Kendeje
People Name General: Kendeje
ROP3 Code: 104828
Joshua Project People ID: 12618
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 4,800
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Kendeje
Ethnic Code: NAB66z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kendeje (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): klf    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
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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Kendeje in Chad

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People Cluster
    Ouaddai-Fur     Africa, West and Central    
      Kendeje Chad    
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      Islam     Kendeje  
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