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Mangbai in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % No No   

Mangbai in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Mambay are agriculturalist and fishers. They export agricultural products and fish to other parts of Chad and Cameroon and trade with the neighboring groups. There are very few schools in the area, and few children enroll into primary school, nonetheless, they are very keen and interested in learning how to read and write in their language.

What are their beliefs?
Missionaries first came to Chad from Cameroon through the Mambay area. Their target was to evangelize the neighboring people groups. Since, the Mundang language was very large, they felt that the Mambay understood it, and so, they concentrated their efforts there. A church was started that used Scripture and teaching in Mundang. It is not until recently that they discovered that the Mambay could not understand the neighboring languages. A majority has now converted to Islam, within the last 30 years. However, there is a Christian community who are ready and committed to work on translating the Bible into Mambay.

Prayer Points
Pray for trained Mambay people to work and have the gospel in a form they can easily understand for effective evangelism of the Mambay Muslims and discipleship of Mambay Christians.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation 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:Mayo-Kebbi Ouest region: Lac Léré department, Cameroon border west of Léré.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mangbai
People Name General: Mangbai
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106249
Joshua Project People ID: 13500
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General: Mangbai
Ethnic Code: NAB66c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mambai (5,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mcs    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 7.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam70.00 % 
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 modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2011-2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Mangbai in Chad

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People Cluster
    Adamawa-Ubangi     Africa, West and Central    
      Mangbai Chad    
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      Islam     Mambai  
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