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Saba in Chad



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,200 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % No No   

Saba in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Saba trace themselves back to a common father, whose name was Dolle. He came from afar and settled at the foot of the mountain called Takung. The word Saba is Arabic for east, which reminds them that their ancestor Dolle came from the east.

Even today, the Saba enjoy celebrations and dances. They will often stay up until late in the evening to jump, sing, and dance joyfully. These festivities also include a time of singing together.

Although the Saba are surrounded by Muslim groups, they still respect the "margai", the spirits which inhabit the hills, the trees, the dry river beds, and the animals.

The Saba live their lives very carefully, not desiring to offend or anger the margai. As far as they are concerned, no calamity comes upon any of them by accident. The margai spirits cause them.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, northeast of Melfi.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Saba
People Name General: Saba
ROP3 Code: 108482
Joshua Project People ID: 14620
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 3,200
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Saba
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
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Language
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Primary Language: Saba (3,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): saa    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.70 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant100.00 %
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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Saba in Chad

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