Mubi, Moubi in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Mubi only in Chad






Largest Religion

Main Language


Where Are they Located?

The Mubi live east of the Abou Telfane Mountains and south of the Massalit in the Prefecture Mangalme (district). They are divided into three cantons (political communities): Mubi Hadaba in the north, Mubi Zarga in the south and Mubi Goz in the east. They live in 135 small villages fortified by thornhedges with 50 – max. 400 inhabitants around the town of Mangalme.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They grow millet, sorghum, sesame, beans, cotton, and peanuts. Their territory is regularly crossed by the Missiriye Arabs, a Djoheina subtribe, with whom they exchange goods and services. The Mubi have since the 1960s taken up cattle raising. Each village has a herd, which is put in the care of a communal herdsman or a group of young men who take the animals to winter in the wadis (seasonally dry streambeds). Furthermore they raise goats, sheep, donkeys and horses.

Intermarriage is common with all neighboring ethnic groups, such as Masmadje, Birgit, Dadjo and Misirie. Generally, it is forbidden to marry to Haddat Arabs, the blacksmiths.

Women from other ethnic groups have to learn the Mubi language. A majority use Arabic as a second language for communication with people from other language groups.

Since 1965 the Mubi have played a role in the rebellion against the government. The subprefecture Mangalme was created in the late 1970s to maintain law and order in the area.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mubi
People Name in Country Mubi, Moubi
Population in Chad 92,000
World Population 92,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Moubi
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Mubi
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 13852
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region, Guéra Department, Mangalmé Subprefecture, east of Mongo, centered in Mangalmé area. 135 villages. Possibly in Sudan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mubi (93,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mubi 93,000
For Primary Language: Mubi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

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

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