Saba in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Saba only in Chad

Population

2,240

Christian

0.30%

Evangelical

0.20%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Saba trace themselves back to a common father, whose name was Dolle. He came from afar and settled at the foot of the mountain called Takung. The word Saba is Arabic for East, which reminds them that their ancestor Dolle came from the east.

Even today, the Saba enjoy celebrations and dances. They will often stay up until late in the evening to jump, sing, and dance joyfully. These festivities also include a time of singing together.

Although the Saba are surrounded by Muslim groups, they still respect the "margai", the spirits which inhabit the hills, the trees, the dry river beds, and the animals.

The Saba live their lives very carefully, not desiring to offend or anger the margai. As far as they are concerned, no calamity comes upon any of them by accident. The margai spirits cause them.




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Country Chad
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Guéra region, Bahr Signaka Department, Melfi Subprefecture, northeast of Melfi
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People Name General Saba
People Name in Country Saba
ROP3 Code 108482
Joshua Project People ID 14620
Indigenous Yes
Population in Chad 2,240
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Saba 2,244
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Saba
Ethnic Code NAB60b
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.30%    ( Evangelical  0.20% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.70%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
100.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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