Fanya, Fagnia in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Fanya only in Chad

Population

2,030

Christian

0.10%

Evangelical

0.10%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

Living in relative isolation on the savannah plains north of the wide Chari River, the Fania are very proud of their identity. They are said to be related to the Bua, their cousins on the other side of the Chari River. But unlike the Bua, who are great fishers, the Fania are known for their hunting skills.

The elders of the villages remember the time when the wild animals were so plentiful, one could almost walk up to an antelope and catch it with bare hands. But now, because of the revolutionary changes which have affected the nation, it is impossible for the Fania to live off the wild game they hunt. They have had to resort to farming millet and raising chickens to supplement their diet. Even now, when a Fania farmer working in his field hears the yelp of a jackal or the snort of a warthog, he will want to drop his planting sabre and pick up his hunting spear.




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Country Chad
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Guéra region, Barh Signaka Department, Melfi Subprefecture, west of Lake Iro; north of Sarh, Mouraye area, Sengué, Malakonjo, Rim, Sisi, Karo villages
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People Name General Fanya
People Name in Country Fanya, Fagnia
ROP3 Code 102999
Joshua Project People ID 11189
Indigenous Yes
Population in Chad 2,030
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Fagnia, Fanian,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fania
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guera-Naba of Chad
People Name General Fanya
Ethnic Code NAB66c
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.10%    ( Evangelical  0.10% )
Ethnic Religions
39.90%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
60.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
100.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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