Gabri, Gabere in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Gabri only in Chad





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Darbe and the Dormon are two distinctly unique people groups. However they share many of the same legends, rituals and history. And though they speak different dialects, they understand each other 99 percent of the time. As a result, these two people groups decided to pool their resources and share one Bible translation, choosing the name Gabri Maja for this translation project. The lives of these two distinct people groups - Darbe and Dormon - are dominated by the traditional belief system "Kula." Mysticism and animism mix with Kula to create a stranglehold of fear and control over this region.

Two seasons dominate the lives of the Gabri Maja people - rainy and dry. Each six-month season dictates survival by impacting the crop cycle of yams, corn and rice. One of the largest crops in the region is cotton. The depth of the Gabri Maja people groups' character, innovation and bravery came to light when they collectively decided to stop negotiating through the cotton companies' middlemen. They learned to read, write, and count, which allowed the farmers to sell cotton directly to the processing plants.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gabri
People Name in Country Gabri, Gabere
Population in Chad 70,000
World Population 70,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gabere, Southern Gabri
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Gabri
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 11790
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tandjilé region, Tandjilé Est Department, Laï Subprefecture, northwest of Laï, Dormon and Darbé villages area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gabri (70,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gabri 70,000
For Primary Language: Gabri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2007)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.00 %)
49.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
4.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
21.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
5.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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