Gablai, Kabalai in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Gablai, Kabalai only in Chad

Population

37,200

Christian

63%

Evangelical

20%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Where are they Located?

The Kabalay people live in southern Chad around the town of Laï.


What are Their Lives Like?

Living along one of the major rivers in Chad, their living is made from fishing and agriculture.


What are Their Beliefs?

Missionaries first came to the region in the early 20th century, and as a result of the obedience of a few, the Bible has been translated in the neighboring Nancere language.


What are Their Needs?

Almost all Kabalay understand Nancere well, although it is not their own language. The churches in the Kabalay area use the Nancere Scriptures, but few can read it well. Even though almost every Kabalay adheres to one church or another, many also hold on to their traditional religious beliefs. The gospel has yet to penetrate deeply in the hearts of the Kabalay so that they see that God does not accept following Him and appeasing the spirits at the same time.


Prayer Points

Since not many Kabalay know how to read, pray for an organized literacy program to take place among the Kabalay community, so that many Kabalay can begin to read the Word of God daily and apply its truths to their lives.



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Country Chad
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Southwest Chad, Tandjile Prefecture, Lai Subprefecture; Lai and to the south on the eastern bank of Logone River
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People Name General Gablai, Kabalai
People Name in Country Gablai, Kabalai
ROP3 Code 104349
Joshua Project People ID 12391
Indigenous Yes
Population in Chad 37,200
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Kaba-Lai,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kabalai 37,206
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Gablai, Kabalai
Ethnic Code NAB60c
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
63%    ( Evangelical  20% )
Ethnic Religions
35.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
2.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
20.00%
Roman Catholic
45.00%
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