Fanya, Fagnia in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Fanya only in Chad





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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.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Fanya
People Name in Country Fanya, Fagnia
Population in Chad 2,600
World Population 2,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Fagnia, Fanian
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guera-Naba of Chad
People Name General Fanya
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 11189
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Fania

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 0.10 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
39.90 %
0.00 %
60.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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