Jongor, Dionkor, Migaama in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Jongor, Dionkor, Migaama only in Chad






Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Migaami live in an area surrounding the impressive Abu Telfane mountain range, in the Guera region of central Chad.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The long dry season and conditions of life have had an impact on the Migaami people who work the land and trade the surplus to provide for their families. Of those who have the benefit of schooling, a number also work in professional jobs such as teaching, public offices, and nursing.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Less than a century ago, the Migaama believed in the Margay spirits who are their intermediaries between men and the supreme Creator God, "Mella". For a long time, they resisted Islam which tried to force its system on them. Once the Arabs had conquered the valleys, it was more difficult to resist. Finally the French colonialists put pressure on them to abandon their mountain dwellings. Then, Islam forced them to abandon their animistic practices. Today, most of them call themselves Muslims. Though there are some remnants of the 'Margi' practices, the majority have become Muslims, consulting the marabou or imam in situations of need. The use of amulets and following the teachings of Islam has somewhat replaced the traditional 'Margi' practices. Some of the Migaami have shown great interest in the Christian message, but many of these people are becoming Muslim also. Though the current Chadian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, the social pressure is great to become Muslims. Today 'Margi' worshippers, Muslims and Christians live peaceably together. Cultural identity seems to be more important than 'religious' beliefs. Their openness is key at this time.

Prayer Points

Pray a strong church movement would be established among the Migaami, and the neighboring Daju and Bidiyo peoples. They have yet to have the Bible translated into their language, a helpful foundation for evangelism and church planting. Their society shows signs of major change in the next two or three generations. Will the Good News of Jesus be part of the transformation of this society?

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Jongor, Dionkor, Migaama
People Name in Country Jongor, Dionkor, Migaama
Population in Chad 41,000
World Population 41,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dionkor, Djonkor, Jongor, Migaami
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region, Guéra Department, Mongo Subprefecture, east of Mongo, Abou Telfane Canton centered in Baro, around Abu Telfan. Migaama dialect in Baro; Doga in Fityari; Gamiya in Game and Julkulkili; Dambiya in Mala.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Migaama (41,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Migaama 41,000
For Primary Language: Migaama

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2002-2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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