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Karanga in Chad

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Karanga in Chad

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Introduction / History
Karanga is one of the four Maban languages spoken in Chad.

Where are they located?
Karanga speakers live in the Ouaddai Region of Chad.

What are their lives like?
Like other people groups of the Sahel Desert, Karanga speaking people lead hard lives. It is hard to even survive in a land that lacks adequate water for crops and livestock. These hardy people survive in a land that would destroy most other peoples.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Karanga people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Like other Muslim peoples in Africa, the Karanga speakers depend on the spirit world for their daily needs more than they depend on Allah, the God of Islam.

What are their needs?
There are no Christian materials for the Karanga people of Chad. This means that the gospel message will likely be presented to them in a language that is outside of their culture, so it will seem foreign.

Prayer Points
Pray for Christian materials to soon become available in the Karanga language.
Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to these unreached, and nearly unengaged people.
Pray for a spiritual openness that will lead them to Jesus.
Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among Karanga speakers.
* 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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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Ouaddaï region: Djourf-Al-Ahmar and Ouara departments; Sila and Batha regions; Am Dam area to Abéché, south of the Maba. Bakha are southwest of Am Dam; Karanga and Koniéré are northeast of Am Dam; Kashmere are south of Abéché and north of Karanga dialect area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Karanga
People Name General: Karanga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115259
Joshua Project People ID: 19049
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 25,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Karanga
Ethnic Code: NAB66z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Karanga
Language Code (ISO): kth    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions6.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(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 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]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Karanga in Chad

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Ouaddai-Fur     Africa, West and Central    
      Karanga Chad    
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            Karanga in Chad          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Karanga  
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