Mogum in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Mogum only in Chad

Population

12,900

Christian

30%

Evangelical

16%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Mogoum live in south central Chad in the Guera prefecture, in the Mongo, Bitkine and Melfi subprefectures. They are 500 meters above sea level, and their climate is hot and dry.

The Mogum area is far away from the headquarters of the canton and subprefectures where there are dispensaries and hospitals. There is virtually no transportation. Good water is hardly available. Intestinal and other infections (the leading cause of death for this people group) are due largely to lack of sanitation and clean water.

They have good relations with their neighbours of Bolgo, Saba, Bidiyo, Kenga, Mahoua, and Oubi. The village chiefs are subservient to the canton chiefs (sultans), and there are no clan or caste systems. The family structure includes extended family. The chiefs and their elders are in authority, and they make appeals to the sultan. Ramadan, and Eid Al-Ahda are the religious celebrations observed. Recreation includes socializing, listening to the radio, and evening dances.

Huts are made of mud bricks and have straw roofs. There is no electricity. Their clothing is mostly traditional Muslim, long robes. In daily life more affordable (and practical) clothing is worn, and rags are worn for fieldwork. The youth help with farming, and girls also help with housework and childcare. They are agriculturalists, hunters, and gatherers. The national average income (1994) is less than $450 per year. The Arabs sell them milk and meat. Although one-third of the Chadians are said to be Christian Believers, the Mogoum are virtually all Muslim. Their commitment and identification with Islam makes them resistant to change of religious preference.




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Country Chad
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Guéra region, Guéra Department, Bitkine and Mongo subprefectures and Barh Signaka Department, Melfi Subprefecture, south of the Bidiyo
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People Name General Mogum
People Name in Country Mogum
ROP3 Code 106709
Joshua Project People ID 13762
Indigenous Yes
Population in Chad 12,900
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Koffa,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mogum
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Mogum
Ethnic Code NAB60b
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
30%    ( Evangelical  16% )
Ethnic Religions
50.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
20.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
2.00%
Protestant
55.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
18.00%
Roman Catholic
25.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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