Kabba-Laka in Chad





Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Laka people live in southwestern Chad, not far from both the borders of Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Laka live in villages where little notice is taken of events outside their own region. Even through the Laka can understand their populous neighbors, the Ngambay, they are a separate ethnic group with their own traditions and history. The Laka area is an area of Chad that is known for agriculture, and many Laka plant cotton for cash crops in addition to millet which is for making their staple 'boule', which is a half round ball of millet cooked into a thick paste which is dipped in a sauce. They also grow corn, manioc and other vegetables, along with beef cattle.

What Are Their Needs?

The Laka people understand the Ngambay language, but very few know how to read, therefore the Bible which is available to them in an understandable form, is not accessible, simply because many cannot read. There are churches in many villages but only a few people are able to read the Word of God.

Prayer Points

Pray that a literacy program would begin targeting the Laka people so they may have access to the life-changing Word of God, applying it daily to their personal lives.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kabba-Laka
People Name in Country Kabba-Laka
Population in Chad 153,000
World Population 164,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kabba, Kabba Laka, Laga, Lagou, Laka
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Sara-Bagirmi
People Name General Kabba-Laka
Ethnic Code NAB66i
People ID 12953
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Logone Oriental region, Monts de Lam Department, Baïbokoum Subprefecture and La Nya Pendé Department, Goré Subprefecture. Mang is in Ngadjibian Canton, north of Bessao, and in parts of the Békan and Timbéri cantons, Goré Subprefecture. Bémour is in Bessao.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Laka (153,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Laka 153,000
For Primary Language: Laka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1948-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1960)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.00 %)
86.00 %
Ethnic Religions
14.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
35.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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