Fulani, Bagirmi in Chad





Largest Religion

Main Language



The Bagirmi Fulani are semi-nomadic, mixing farming with shepherding. Although some Fulani tribes travel seasonally with their flocks, the Bagirmi have a permanent home they live in for half of the year. They only travel during the dry season, when grazing lands and water are scarce. Many of the men have multiple wives. Since cattle are a symbol of wealth among the Fulani, brides are sometimes chosen because of the amount of cattle they own. The Fulani were one of the first people groups in Africa to be converted to Islam. The Bagirmi still hold on to many old Fulani traditions. They believe that family, cattle, strong morals, beauty, poetry, singing, and dancing are the most important things in life.

Ministry Obstacles

The Fulani continue to be strongly committed to their current religion and worldview. Change is quite difficult and usually occurs slowly.

Outreach Ideas

Much persistent prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Fulani to hunger for truth found only in Jesus Christ. Pray the people will hunger for truth.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the handful of Christian believers among the Bagmiri Fulani, that they will rest fully on the finished work of Christ, understanding the requirements for forgiveness of sin have been satisfied.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for sufficient rain to support the livestock of the Fulani, and for good yields for their crops.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-06
People Name General Fulani, Bagirmi
People Name in Country Fulani, Bagirmi
Population in Chad 35,000
World Population 246,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bagirmi Fulani, Barma Fula
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General Fulani, Bagirmi
Ethnic Code NAB56c
People ID 10559
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chari-Baguirmi region, Baguirmi Department, Massénya Subprefecture; Hadjer Lamis region, Dababa Department, Bokoro Subprefecture, between Bokoro and Massénya.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Fulfulde, Bagirmi (35,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fulfulde, Bagirmi 35,000
For Primary Language: Fulfulde, Bagirmi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.15 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.80 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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