Zirenkel in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Zirenkel only in Chad
Population
5,600
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Ancestors of the Zirenkel speakers of the Mongo area of Central Chad were originally Mubi from the Mangalmé area, around 150km to the east. At some point they moved west and the Dadju gave the land for three villages: Dambiro, Nikel and Sirbodom between the Dadjo and Dangaleat areas.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Zirenkel live a similar subsistence agricultural lifestyle to other peoples of the Guera, intermarrying with Dadju and Dangaleat and others.

They are entirely Muslim, their existence as a distinct language group was only recently discovered. Though their language and the larger Mubi language to the east have many similar words, the Zirenkel cannot understand Mubi. Many are bilingual however in Chadian Arabic, Dadju or Dangaleat.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Zirenkel
People Name in Country Zirenkel
Population in Chad 5,600
World Population 5,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names
People ID 18975
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra Department, Mongo Subprefecture, Canton Dadjo I, Dambiro, Sirbodom, Nikel villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra Department, Mongo Subprefecture, Canton Dadjo I, Dambiro, Sirbodom, Nikel villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Zerenkel (5,600 speakers)
Language Code: zrn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Zerenkel (5,600 speakers)
Language Code: zrn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Zerenkel

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
75.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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