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Kotoko, Lagwan in Chad

Kotoko, Lagwan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
29,000 Lagwan Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % No No   

Kotoko, Lagwan in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Lagwan people live in the northern part of Cameroon, by the Logone River. Their language area extends into Chad to the east. Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. The town of Logone-Birni is the hub of the language area with a few surrounding villages in Cameroon and Chad. A number of Lagwan speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad.

Linguistically, Lagwan is one of the eight Kotoko languages, and Lagwan speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. A Latin script writing system has been developed for Lagwan but it is not currently in use.

The Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the Logone River to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during rainy season (June-Sept.).

What are their beliefs?
Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. It is not known if there are any Lagwan Christians, but one estimate is that perhaps ten percent of those living in Cameroon profess Jesus as Lord.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-28
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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Chari-Baguirmi region: N’Djamena area, south of N’Djamena along Logone river, Logone-Gana area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kotoko, Lagwan
People Name General: Kotoko, Lagwan
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105271
Joshua Project People ID: 12816
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 29,000
Population all Countries: 45,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Kotoko, Lagwan
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Lagwan (29,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kot    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.80 % 
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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Kotoko, Lagwan in Chad

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People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Kotoko, Lagwan Chad    
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            Kotoko, Lagwan in Chad          
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      Islam     Lagwan  
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