Zirenkel in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Zirenkel only in Chad

Population

4,930

Christian

25.0%

Evangelical

4.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


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

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Zirenkel
People Name in Country Zirenkel
Population in Chad 4,930
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Zirenkel
Ethnic Code NAB60b
Country Chad
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Guéra Department, Mongo Subprefecture, Canton Dadjo I, Dambiro, Sirbodom, Nikel villages
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Zerenkel: Zirenkel (4,900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Zerenkel: Zirenkel 4,900
Category Resource
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
25%    ( Evangelical  4.0% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
75.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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