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Kabba-Laka in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
194,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 % No No   

Kabba-Laka in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Laka people live in southwestern Chad, not far from both the borders of Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

What are their lives like?
Most Laka live in villages where little notice is taken of events outside their own region. Even through the Laka can understand their populous neighbors, the Ngambay, they are a separate ethnic group with their own traditions and history. The Laka area is an area of Chad that is known for agriculture, and many Laka plant cotton for cash crops in addition to millet which is for making their staple 'boule ', which is a half round ball of millet cooked into a thick paste which is dipped in a sauce. They also grow corn, manioc and other vegetables, along with beef cattle.

What are their needs?
The Laka people understand the Ngambay language, but very few know how to read, therefore the Bible which is available to them in an understandable form, is not accessible, simply because many cannot read. There are churches in many villages but only a few people are able to read the Word of God.

Prayer Points
Pray that a literacy program would begin targeting the Laka people so they may have access to the life-changing Word of God, applying it daily to their personal lives.
* 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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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Logone Occidental region; Logone Oriental region: Monts de Lam department, Baïbokoum subprefecture; La Nya Pendé department, Goré subprefecture, 310 villages. Mang dialect: Goré subprefecture, Ngadjibian, Békan, and Timbéri cantons, Bémour dialect: Bessao and Pandzangué cantons south of Moundou, Maïngao dialect: Ngamadja-Dodang II and Bessao-Oudoumian area, Goula dialect: Andoum and Pandzangué cantons, Pan area: Paï dialect: Oudoumian.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kabba-Laka
People Name General: Kabba-Laka
Alternate People Names:
KabbaKabba Laka
ROP3 Code: 105586
Joshua Project People ID: 12953
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 194,000
Population all Countries: 206,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Sara-Bagirmi
People Name General: Kabba-Laka
Ethnic Code: NAB66i
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Laka (194,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lap    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity86.00 %(Evangelical: 33.00 %)
Ethnic Religions14.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1948-1950
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Laka
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Kabba-Laka in Chad

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      Kabba-Laka Chad    
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