Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

77 (54.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

15,290,000

Population in Unreached

8,537,000 (55.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

25.9%

% Evangelical

7.65%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Abu Sharib 78,000 78,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Turku 36,000 54,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Babalia 11,000 11,000 Arabic, Babalia Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Dekakire 16,000 16,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Baggara, Hemat 27,000 27,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 2,960,000 3,673,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 59 
Bakha 2,700 2,700 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
Banana, Mussei 352,000 422,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Barein 12,000 12,000 Barein Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Barma 130,000 135,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Bediondo Mbai 183,000 183,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 % -
Bedouin, Soliman 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
Bernde 9,200 9,200 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besme, Huner 3,600 3,600 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Bideyat, Beri 8,700 20,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bidio 56,000 56,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bilala 231,000 231,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Birgid 24,000 24,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Bokoruge 92,000 100,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bolgo 5,200 5,200 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Bon Gula 3,100 3,100 Bon Gula Islam 12.00 % 10.00 % -
Boor 200 200 Boor Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bua 22,000 22,000 Bua Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.08 %
 Buduma, Kuri Islander 125,000 131,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 %
Bulgeda 53,000 53,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 16,000 12,984,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
Dagba 16,000 55,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
Dai, Dari 145,000 145,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 % -
Daju, Dar Daju 62,000 62,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dangaleat 109,000 109,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % 10.10 % -
Disa 5,300 5,300 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
English-Speaking, general 800 49,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 % -
Fanya 2,800 2,800 Fania Islam 0.11 % 0.10 %
Fongoro 3,800 3,800 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 French 16,000 50,070,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 249,000 4,945,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 38,000 246,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 83,000 13,971,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Fur 28,000 1,178,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 %
Gablai, Kabalai 52,000 52,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % -
Gabri 77,000 77,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % -
Gadang 6,400 6,400 Gadang Islam 7.00 % 5.00 % -
Gidar 34,000 184,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 % -
 Gor 147,000 147,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 % -
Gori 1,700 1,700 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Goulai 474,000 474,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Gula Iro, Goula 11,000 11,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 16.00 % -
Gula, Sara Gula 23,000 23,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Hausa 290,000 44,679,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Jaya 6,400 6,400 Jaya Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
Jegu 4,400 4,400 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 %
Jongor, Dionkor 45,000 45,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaba 54,000 150,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Kaba Demi 116,000 116,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 % -
Kaba Na 102,000 102,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 169,000 180,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 % -
Kado Herde 97,000 97,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Kajakse 38,000 38,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 %
 Kanembu 777,000 809,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 15 
 Kanuri, Yerwa 175,000 7,771,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Karang 2,700 26,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Karanga 21,000 21,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 %
Kendeje 4,200 4,200 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kenga 103,000 103,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Kera 129,000 142,000 Kera Christianity 65.00 % 37.00 % -
Kibet 71,000 71,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kim 45,000 45,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kimre 36,000 36,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 % -
Koke 1,700 1,700 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 % -
Kotoko, Lagwan 25,000 39,000 Lagwan Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
Kotoko, Malgbe 63,000 72,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Kotoko, Maslam 800 1,200 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kotoko, Mpade 4,900 28,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
Kotoko, Mser 2,500 3,100 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Kreda 135,000 135,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kujarge 3,900 3,900 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Kuka 129,000 129,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kuo 18,000 28,000 Kuo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Kurumi, Kulfe 11,000 11,000 Kulfa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.00 % -
Kwang 49,000 49,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 % -
Lele 82,000 82,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lutos-Ruto 5,700 29,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 % -
 Maba, Mabangi 501,000 525,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 %
 Mahamid 27,000 27,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Majera 1,200 2,000 Majera Islam 0.11 % 0.00 %
Mangbai 4,400 17,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mango 96,000 96,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mararit 45,000 80,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 %
Marba, Kulung 249,000 249,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
Marfa 17,000 17,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 % -
 Masa 219,000 505,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 % -
 Masalit 108,000 545,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Massalat 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Mawa 15,000 15,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 %
Mbara 3,900 3,900 Mbara Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Mbum 32,000 127,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Medogo 32,000 32,000 Naba Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Mesme, Zime 58,000 58,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
Mesmedje 75,000 75,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Miltu 800 800 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mimi, Amdang 83,000 143,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mire 7,300 7,300 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
Mogum 18,000 18,000 Mogum Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Mokoulou 38,000 38,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mubi 102,000 102,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mundang 322,000 446,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 % -
Musgum, Mulwi 71,000 266,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 % -
Nancere 133,000 133,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 % -
 Nbambai 1,587,000 1,680,000 Ngambay Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Ndam, Dam 21,000 21,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Ngam 127,000 151,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
Ngete 31,000 31,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 % -
Nielim, Mjillem 15,000 15,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
Nzakmbay 42,000 63,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 % -
Pana 2,400 128,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 % -
Peve, Lame 72,000 82,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Runga 62,000 92,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Saba 3,100 3,100 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Sango 55,000 634,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 429,000 429,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Sara Mbai 253,000 272,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 % -
Sarwa 5,100 5,100 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 %
Sinyar, Shamya 28,000 28,000 Sinyar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sokoro, Tunjur 16,000 18,000 Sokoro Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Somrai, Sabine 22,000 22,000 Somrai Christianity 65.00 % 23.00 % -
Sungor, Asungor 68,000 89,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Surbakhal 18,000 18,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Tama 183,000 258,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Taram, Temki 1,200 1,200 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tobanga 72,000 72,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 % -
 Torom 20,000 20,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Tubu, Daza 465,000 546,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 83,000 121,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tuburi 175,000 356,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 % -
Tumak 73,000 73,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
Tunya 6,500 6,500 Tunia Islam 10.00 % 5.00 % -
Ubi 3,000 3,000 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaghawa 151,000 271,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zan Gula 11,000 11,000 Zan Gula Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
Zirenkel 6,200 6,200 Zerenkel Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  141 15,290,000       77   25.90 % 7.65 % 189 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 63,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 15,353,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   15,290,000 141 77 54.6 % 8,537,000 55.8 % 0
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amdang amj 1 1
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1
Arabic, Babalia Creole bbz 1 1
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 4 4 New Testament
Arabic, Sudanese Creole pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Assangori sjg 1 1
Bagirmi bmi 1 1
Barein bva 1 1
Bedjond bjv 1 0 New Testament
Besme bes 1 0
Bidiyo bid 1 1
Birgit btf 1 1
Bolgo bvo 1 0
Bon Gula glc 1 0
Boor bvf 1 1
Bua bub 1 1
Buduma bdm 1 1 Bible Portions
Chadian Sign Language cds 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dagba dgk 1 0
Daju, Dar Daju djc 1 1 Bible Portions
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1
Dangaleat daa 1 1 New Testament
Day dai 1 0 New Testament
Dazaga dzg 2 2 Bible Portions
Disa dsi 1 1
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Fania fni 1 1
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1
Fulfulde, Nigerian fuv 1 1 New Testament
Fur fvr 2 2
Gabri gab 1 0 New Testament
Gadang gdk 1 0
Gidar gid 1 0 New Testament
Gor gqr 1 0 New Testament
Gula glu 1 0
Gula Iro glj 1 0
Gulay gvl 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Herde hed 1 0 New Testament
Jaya jyy 1 1
Jonkor Bourmataguil jeu 1 1
Kaba Deme, Sara kwg 1 0 New Testament
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 New Testament
Kabalai kvf 1 0
Kabba ksp 1 0 Bible Portions
Kajakse ckq 1 1
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Kanuri, Central knc 1 1 New Testament
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1
Karang kzr 1 0 Bible Portions
Karanga kth 2 2
Kendeje klf 1 1
Kenga kyq 1 1 New Testament
Kera ker 1 0 New Testament
Kibet kie 1 1
Kim kia 1 0 Complete Bible
Kimre kqp 1 0 New Testament
Koke kou 1 0
Kujarge vkj 1 1
Kulfa kxj 1 0
Kuo xuo 1 0 New Testament
Kwang kvi 1 0
Laal gdm 1 0
Lagwan kot 1 1
Laka lap 1 0 New Testament
Lele lln 1 0 New Testament
Lutos ndy 1 0 Bible Portions
Maba mde 1 1
Majera xmj 1 1
Malgbe mxf 1 0
Mambai mcs 1 0 Bible Portions
Mango mge 1 0 Bible Portions
Mararit mgb 2 2
Marba mpg 1 0 New Testament
Marfa mvu 1 0
Masalit mls 1 1
Masana mcn 1 0 Complete Bible
Maslam msv 1 1
Masmaje mes 1 1
Mawa mcw 1 1
Mbara mpk 1 0
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbum mdd 1 0 New Testament
Mesme zim 1 0 New Testament
Migaama mmy 1 1 Bible Portions
Miltu mlj 1 0
Mogum mou 1 1
Morom bdo 1 1
Mpade mpi 1 1
Mser kqx 1 1
Mubi mub 1 1
Mukulu moz 1 0 Bible Portions
Mulgi mvh 1 1
Mundang mua 1 0 Complete Bible
Musey mse 1 0 Complete Bible
Musgu mug 1 0 Complete Bible
Naba mne 3 3
Nancere nnc 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndam ndm 1 1 Bible Portions
Ngam nmc 1 0 New Testament
Ngambay sba 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngete nnn 1 0
Niellim nie 1 1
Nzakambay nzy 1 0 New Testament
Pana pnz 1 0 Bible Portions
Peve lme 1 0 New Testament
Runga rou 1 1
Saba saa 1 1
Sango sag 1 0 Complete Bible
Sar mwm 1 0 Complete Bible
Sarua swy 1 1
Sinyar sys 1 1
Sokoro sok 1 0 Bible Portions
Somrai sor 1 0 Bible Portions
Surbakhal sbj 1 1
Tama tma 1 1
Tamki tax 1 1
Tedaga tuq 1 1
Tobanga tng 1 0 New Testament
Toram trj 1 1
Tumak tmc 1 0 New Testament
Tunia tug 1 0
Tupuri tui 1 0 Complete Bible
Ubi ubi 1 1
Zaghawa zag 2 2
Zan Gula zna 1 1
Zerenkel zrn 1 1
Totals: 131 141 77   27 32 26 82 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.6 %)
25.9 %
Ethnic Religions
16.5 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
57.2 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
8.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
16.9 %
Protestant
50.2 %
Roman Catholic
24.6 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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Chad Statistics
People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 77  (54.6%)
Population 15,290,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 8,537,000  (55.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 189
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 25.9%
Percent Evangelical 7.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 23%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code CD
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardFrench
Literacy Rate 26%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,315,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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