Tunya in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Tunya only in Chad





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Standing in an unstable canoe dug out from a large log, the men are balanced attentively, with their spears slightly raised. Down the river are more canoes, and men are casting out the huge nets and working together to pull them back in again. The method of fishing isn't as important as the results, as being successful fishermen has always been a priority for the Tounia men.

Life in the village requires hard work and tough spirits. The people are kept busy from sun-up to sun-down making sure that there will always be food on the table. Without any modern conveniences, the people learn to depend on each other and on their own strength.

What Are Their Needs?

Only a handful of Christians exist among the Tounia, and the Gospel has yet to become really personal to them. In order for these Christians and the rest of the Tounia to experience the fullness of God's message, they need to hear the Gospel in their own language. They are so open to outside help and so eager to learn, it seems the time is right for the Lord's laborers to go in.

Prayer Points

Please pray that the Lord would raise up individuals who will live among the Tounia to teach them and share the Gospel with them in a way that will change lives.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Tunya
People Name in Country Tunya
Population in Chad 5,900
World Population 5,900
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Tunya
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People ID 15645
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Moyen-Chari region, Barh Kôh Department, in Sarh and 3 small villages north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tunia: Tunya (5,900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tunia: Tunya 5,900
For Primary Language: Tunia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
80.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
17.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
3.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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