Mangbai in Chad

Population

3,170

Christian

58%

Evangelical

7%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


What are Their Lives Like?

The Mambay are agriculturalist and fishers. They export agricultural products and fish to other parts of Chad and Cameroon and trade with the neighboring groups. There are very few schools in the area, and few children enroll into primary school, nonetheless, they are very keen and interested in learning how to read and write in their language.


What are Their Beliefs?

Missionaries first came to Chad from Cameroon through the Mambay area. Their target was to evangelize the neighboring people groups. Since, the Mundang language was very large, they felt that the Mambay understand it, and so, they concentrated their efforts there. A church was started that used Scripture and teaching in Mundang. It is not until recently that they discovered that the Mambay could not understand the neighboring languages. A majority has now converted to Islam, within the last 30 years. However, there is a Christian community who are ready and committed to work on translating the Bible into Mambay.


Prayer Points

Pray for trained Mambay people to work and have the gospel in a form they can easily understand for effective evangelism of the Mambay Muslims and discipleship of Mambay Christians.



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Country Chad
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Mayo-Kebbi Ouest region, Lac Léré Department, Cameroon border west of Léré
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People Name General Mangbai
People Name in Country Mangbai
ROP3 Code 106249
Joshua Project People ID 13500
Indigenous Yes
Population in Chad 3,170
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Mambai,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mambai 3,166
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Mangbai
Ethnic Code NAB66c
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
58%    ( Evangelical  7% )
Ethnic Religions
30.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
12.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
5.00%
Protestant
10.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
15.00%
Roman Catholic
70.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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