Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

77 (54.6%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

15,752,000

Population in Unreached

8,707,000 (55.3%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

26.0%

% Evangelical

7.57%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Abu Sharib 80,000 80,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Arab, Turku 37,000 55,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Babalia 12,000 12,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Dekakire 16,000 16,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Baggara, Hemat 27,000 27,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 3,018,000 3,742,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 60
Bakha 2,800 2,800 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Banana, Mussei 359,000 430,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Barein 12,000 12,000 Barein Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barma 132,000 137,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
Bediondo Mbai 187,000 187,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 % -
Bedouin, Soliman 37,000 37,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Bernde 9,400 9,400 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besme, Huner 3,600 3,600 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Bideyat, Beri 8,900 20,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bidio 57,000 57,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bilala 235,000 235,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Birgid 25,000 25,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Bokoruge 94,000 102,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bolgo 5,300 5,300 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 % 1
Bua 23,000 23,000 Bua Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
 Buduma, Kuri Islander 127,000 133,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 3
Bulgeda 54,000 54,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 16,000 13,011,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
Dagba 17,000 56,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
Dai, Dari 148,000 148,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 % -
Daju, Dar Daju 63,000 63,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dangaleat 111,000 111,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Deaf 158,000 47,090,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % -
Disa 5,400 5,400 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
English-Speaking, general 800 50,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 % -
Fanya 2,900 2,900 Fania Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
Fongoro 3,900 3,900 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 French 16,000 50,306,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 254,000 5,021,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 % 5
 Fulani, Bagirmi 39,000 249,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 Fulani, Nigerian 85,000 16,220,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 2
 Fur 29,000 1,047,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
Gablai, Kabalai 53,000 53,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % -
Gabri 79,000 79,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % -
Gadang 6,600 6,600 Gadang Islam 7.00 % 5.00 % -
Gidar 35,000 187,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 % -
 Gor 149,000 149,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 % -
Gori 1,700 1,700 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Goulai 483,000 483,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Gula Iro, Goula 11,000 11,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 16.00 % -
Gula, Sara Gula 24,000 24,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Hausa 296,000 48,125,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 6
Jaya 6,500 6,500 Jaya Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
Jegu 4,400 4,400 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
Jongor, Dionkor 46,000 46,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaba 55,000 152,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Kaba Demi 118,000 118,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 % -
Kaba Na 104,000 104,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 173,000 184,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 % -
Kado Herde 99,000 99,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Kajakse 39,000 39,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 % 1
 Kanembu 792,000 825,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 16
 Kanuri, Yerwa 179,000 7,895,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 4
Karang 2,800 26,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Karanga 22,000 22,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Kendeje 4,300 4,300 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kenga 105,000 105,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 2
 Kera 132,000 145,000 Kera Christianity 65.00 % 37.00 % -
Kibet 72,000 72,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kim 45,000 45,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kimre 36,000 36,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 % -
Koke 1,800 1,800 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 % -
Kotoko, Lagwan 26,000 40,000 Lagwan Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
Kotoko, Malgbe 64,000 73,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Kotoko, Maslam 800 1,200 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kotoko, Mpade 5,000 28,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kotoko, Mser 2,600 3,200 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kreda 138,000 138,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kujarge 4,000 4,000 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kuka 132,000 132,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kuo 18,000 28,000 Kuo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Kurumi, Kulfe 12,000 12,000 Kulfa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.00 % -
Kwang 50,000 50,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 % -
Lele 84,000 84,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lutos-Ruto 5,900 30,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 % -
 Maba, Mabangi 510,000 537,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 % 10
 Mahamid 27,000 27,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Majera 1,200 2,000 Majera Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
Mangbai 4,500 18,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mango 97,000 97,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mararit 45,000 81,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
Marba, Kulung 254,000 254,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
Marfa 18,000 18,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 % -
 Masa 223,000 513,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 % -
 Masalit 111,000 554,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Massalat 34,000 34,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Mawa 16,000 16,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 % 1
Mbara 4,000 4,000 Mbara Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Mbum 33,000 129,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Medogo 33,000 33,000 Naba Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
Mesme, Zime 60,000 60,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
Mesmedje 76,000 76,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
Miltu 800 800 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mimi, Amdang 84,000 145,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mire 7,500 7,500 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Mogum 18,000 18,000 Mogum Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mokoulou 39,000 39,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mubi 104,000 104,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mundang 328,000 454,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 % -
Musgum, Mulwi 72,000 270,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 % -
Nancere 135,000 135,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 % -
 Nbambai 1,618,000 1,712,000 Ngambay Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Ndam, Dam 21,000 21,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Ngam 129,000 154,000 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 % 1
Nzakmbay 42,000 63,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 % -
Pana 2,500 130,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 % -
Peve, Lame 74,000 84,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Runga 64,000 94,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saba 3,200 3,200 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Sango 56,000 651,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 437,000 437,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Sara Mbai 258,000 278,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 % -
Sarwa 5,200 5,200 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 1
Sinyar, Shamya 28,000 28,000 Sinyar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
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 69,000 90,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
Surbakhal 18,000 18,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Tama 186,000 262,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Taram, Temki 1,200 1,200 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tobanga 74,000 74,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 % -
 Torom 20,000 20,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 1
 Tubu, Daza 474,000 557,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Tubu, Teda 84,000 123,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tuburi 179,000 363,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 % -
Tumak 75,000 75,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
Tunya 6,700 6,700 Tunia Islam 10.00 % 5.00 % -
Ubi 3,100 3,100 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 154,000 276,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Zan Gula 11,000 11,000 Zan Gula Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Zirenkel 6,300 6,300 Zerenkel Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  141 15,752,000       77   26.03 % 7.57 % 207 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 62,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 15,814,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   15,752,000 141 77 54.6 % 8,707,000 55.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,288,000 1,836.5 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 755,718,000 4,797.6 % 70.7 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.7 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 201,243,000 1,277.6 % 94.9 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 2.8 % 1.5 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,365,000 738.7 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
15,752,000
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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 Translation Needed
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 5 5 Complete Bible
Arabic, Sudanese Creole pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Assangori sjg 1 1 Translation Needed
Bagirmi bmi 1 1 Bible Portions
Barein bva 1 1 Bible Portions
Bedjond bjv 1 0 New Testament
Besme bes 1 0 Translation Needed
Bidiyo bid 1 1 Translation Started
Birgit btf 1 1 Translation Needed
Bolgo bvo 1 0 Translation Started
Bon Gula glc 1 0 Translation Started
Boor bvf 1 1 Translation Needed
Bua bub 1 1 Bible Portions
Buduma bdm 1 1 Bible Portions
Chadian Sign Language cds 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dagba dgk 1 0 New Testament
Daju, Dar Daju djc 1 1 Bible Portions
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1 Translation Needed
Dangaleat daa 1 1 New Testament
Day dai 1 0 New Testament
Dazaga dzg 2 2 Bible Portions
Disa dsi 1 1 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Fania fni 1 1 Translation Needed
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1 Translation Started
Fulfulde, Nigerian fuv 1 1 New Testament
Fur fvr 2 2 Bible Portions
Gabri gab 1 0 New Testament
Gadang gdk 1 0 Unspecified
Gidar gid 1 0 New Testament
Gor gqr 1 0 New Testament
Gula glu 1 0 Translation Started
Gula Iro glj 1 0 Translation Started
Gulay gvl 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Herde hed 1 0 New Testament
Jaya jyy 1 1 Unspecified
Jonkor Bourmataguil jeu 1 1 Translation Needed
Kaba Deme, Sara kwg 1 0 New Testament
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 New Testament
Kabalai kvf 1 0 Translation Needed
Kabba ksp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kajakse ckq 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanembu kbl 1 1 New Testament
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Karang kzr 1 0 Bible Portions
Karanga kth 2 2 Translation Needed
Kendeje klf 1 1 Unspecified
Kenga kyq 1 1 New Testament
Kera ker 1 0 New Testament
Kibet kie 1 1 Translation Needed
Kim kia 1 0 Complete Bible
Kimre kqp 1 0 New Testament
Koke kou 1 0 Unspecified
Kujarge vkj 1 1 Unspecified
Kulfa kxj 1 0 Translation Needed
Kuo xuo 1 0 New Testament
Kwang kvi 1 0 Translation Started
Laal gdm 1 0 Unspecified
Lagwan kot 1 1 Translation Started
Laka lap 1 0 New Testament
Lele lln 1 0 New Testament
Lutos ndy 1 0 New Testament
Maba mde 1 1 Unspecified
Majera xmj 1 1 Translation Needed
Malgbe mxf 1 0 Translation Started
Mambai mcs 1 0 Bible Portions
Mango mge 1 0 New Testament
Mararit mgb 2 2 Translation Needed
Marba mpg 1 0 Complete Bible
Marfa mvu 1 0 Translation Needed
Masalit mls 1 1 Bible Portions
Masana mcn 1 0 Complete Bible
Maslam msv 1 1 Bible Portions
Masmaje mes 1 1 Translation Needed
Mawa mcw 1 1 Translation Started
Mbara mpk 1 0 Unspecified
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 Unspecified
Mogum mou 1 1 Translation Started
Morom bdo 1 1 Translation Needed
Mpade mpi 1 1 Bible Portions
Mser kqx 1 1 Unspecified
Mubi mub 1 1 Translation Started
Mukulu moz 1 0 Bible Portions
Mulgi mvh 1 1 Translation Needed
Mundang mua 1 0 Complete Bible
Musey mse 1 0 Complete Bible
Musgu mug 1 0 Complete Bible
Naba mne 3 3 Translation Needed
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 Bible Portions
Niellim nie 1 1 Bible Portions
Nzakambay nzy 1 0 New Testament
Pana pnz 1 0 Bible Portions
Peve lme 1 0 New Testament
Runga rou 1 1 Translation Needed
Saba saa 1 1 Translation Started
Sango sag 1 0 Complete Bible
Sar mwm 1 0 Complete Bible
Sarua swy 1 1 Unspecified
Sinyar sys 1 1 Translation Needed
Sokoro sok 1 0 Bible Portions
Somrai sor 1 0 Bible Portions
Surbakhal sbj 1 1 Translation Needed
Tama tma 1 1 Unspecified
Tamki tax 1 1 Translation Needed
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tobanga tng 1 0 New Testament
Toram trj 1 1 Unspecified
Tumak tmc 1 0 New Testament
Tunia tug 1 0 Translation Started
Tupuri tui 1 0 Complete Bible
Ubi ubi 1 1 Translation Started
Zaghawa zag 2 2 Unspecified
Zan Gula zna 1 1 Translation Started
Zerenkel zrn 1 1 Translation Started
Totals: 130 141 77   27 32 26 82 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.6 %)
26.0 %
Ethnic Religions
16.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
57.1 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
8.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
16.6 %
Protestant
49.5 %
Roman Catholic
24.2 %
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.

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Chad Statistics
People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 77  (54.6%)
Population 15,752,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 8,707,000  (55.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 207
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 26.0%
Percent Evangelical 7.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 23%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code CD
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardFrench
Literacy Rate 26%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,656,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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