Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

78 (55.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

15,883,000

Population in Unreached

8,783,000 (55.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

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 Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Abu Sharib 81,000 81,000 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 17,000 17,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Baggara, Hemat 28,000 28,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 3,043,000 3,770,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 61
Bakha 2,800 2,800 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Banana, Mussei 362,000 434,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Barein 12,000 12,000 Barein Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barma 134,000 139,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
Bediondo Mbai 188,000 188,000 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 3,700 3,700 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Bideyat, Beri 9,000 21,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bidio 58,000 58,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bilala 237,000 237,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Birgid 25,000 25,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Bokoruge 95,000 103,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bolgo 5,400 5,400 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Bon Gula 3,200 3,200 Bon Gula Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
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 128,000 134,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 3
Bulgeda 55,000 55,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 16,000 15,618,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
Dagba 17,000 56,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
Dai, Dari 149,000 149,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 % -
Daju, Dar Daju 63,000 63,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dangaleat 112,000 112,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Daza 478,000 562,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Deaf 159,000 46,968,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % -
Disa 5,500 5,500 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 17,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 256,000 5,080,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 % 5
 Fulani, Bagirmi 39,000 245,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 Fulani, Nigerian 86,000 16,223,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 2
 Fur 29,000 1,054,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
Gablai, Kabalai 53,000 53,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % -
Gabri 80,000 80,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % -
Gadang 6,600 6,600 Gadang Islam 7.00 % 5.00 % -
Gidar 35,000 190,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 % -
 Gor 151,000 151,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 % -
Gori 1,700 1,700 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Goulai 487,000 487,000 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 298,000 48,208,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 6
Jaya 6,600 6,600 Jaya Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
Jegu 4,500 4,500 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
Jongor, Dionkor 46,000 46,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaba 55,000 151,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Kaba Demi 119,000 119,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 % -
Kaba Na 104,000 104,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 174,000 185,000 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 799,000 832,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 16
 Kanuri, Yerwa 180,000 7,902,000 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 106,000 106,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 2
 Kera 133,000 146,000 Kera Christianity 65.00 % 37.00 % -
Kibet 73,000 73,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kim 46,000 46,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kimre 37,000 37,000 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 65,000 74,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Kotoko, Maslam 800 1,200 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kotoko, Mpade 5,100 29,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kotoko, Mser 2,600 3,200 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kreda 139,000 139,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kujarge 4,000 4,000 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kuka 133,000 133,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kuo 19,000 30,000 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 85,000 85,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lutos-Ruto 5,900 29,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 % -
 Maba, Mabangi 515,000 542,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 % 10
 Mahamid 28,000 28,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Majera 1,200 2,000 Majera Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
Mangbai 4,500 19,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mango 98,000 98,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mararit 46,000 82,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
Marba, Kulung 256,000 256,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
Marfa 18,000 18,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 % -
 Masa 225,000 521,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 % -
 Masalit 112,000 559,000 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 33,000 131,000 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 77,000 77,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
Miltu 800 800 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mimi, Amdang 85,000 146,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mire 7,600 7,600 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Mogum 19,000 19,000 Mogum Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mokoulou 39,000 39,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mubi 105,000 105,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mundang 331,000 460,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 % -
Musgum, Mulwi 73,000 276,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 % -
Nancere 136,000 136,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 % -
 Nbambai 1,632,000 1,728,000 Ngambay Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Ndam, Dam 21,000 21,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Ngam 131,000 155,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
Ngete 32,000 32,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 % -
Nielim, Mjillem 15,000 15,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
Nzakmbay 43,000 65,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 % -
Pana 2,500 128,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 % -
Peve, Lame 75,000 86,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Runga 64,000 93,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saba 3,200 3,200 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Sango 57,000 642,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 441,000 441,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Sara Mbai 260,000 279,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 % -
Sarwa 5,300 5,300 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 70,000 91,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
Surbakhal 18,000 18,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Tama 188,000 265,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Taram, Temki 1,200 1,200 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tobanga 75,000 75,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 % -
 Torom 20,000 20,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 85,000 125,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tuburi 180,000 368,000 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 155,000 279,000 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 15,883,000         78 26.02 % 7.57 % 210 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 64,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 15,947,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   15,883,000 141 78 55.3 % 8,783,000 55.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,820.6 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 4,746.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 1,265.0 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 732.1 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
15,883,000
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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 Started
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 5 5 New Testament
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 1 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 3 3 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 Translation Started
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, 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 Unspecified
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 Unspecified
Malgbe mxf 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Started
Mundang mua 1 0 Complete Bible
Musey mse 1 0 Complete Bible
Musgu mug 1 0 Complete Bible
Naba mne 3 3 Translation Started
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 Bible Portions
Zerenkel zrn 1 1 Translation Started
Totals: 129 141 78   27 32 26 82 4

MAJOR 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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Chad
  • Christian ministry in Chad
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Chad Statistics
People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 78  (55.3%)
Population 15,883,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 8,783,000  (55.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 210
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 11,754,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.