Mangbai in Chad





Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mangbai
People Name in Country Mangbai
Population in Chad 4,000
World Population 16,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mambai
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Mangbai
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 13500
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mayo-Kebbi Ouest region, Lac Léré Department, Cameroon border west of Léré.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mambai (4,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mambai 4,000
For Primary Language: Mambai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
58.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
0.00 %
12.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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