Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

75 (53.2%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

14,787,000

Population in Unreached

8,181,000 (55.3%)

Literacy Rate

37 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

26.3%

% Evangelical

6.95%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Abu Sharib 76,000 76,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Turku 35,000 53,000 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 26,000 26,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 2,565,000 3,281,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
Bakha 2,600 2,600 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
Banana, Mussei 343,000 412,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Barein 12,000 12,000 Barein Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Barma 127,000 132,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Bediondo Mbai 178,000 178,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 %
Bedouin, Soliman 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
Bernde 8,900 8,900 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besme, Huner 3,500 3,500 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
Bideyat, Beri 8,500 20,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bidio 55,000 55,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bilala 225,000 225,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Birgid 24,000 24,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Bolgo 5,100 5,100 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 %
Bon Gula 3,000 3,000 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 122,000 128,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 %
Bulgeda 52,000 52,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 15,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 %
Dagba 16,000 58,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 %
Dai, Dari 141,000 141,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 %
Daju of Dar Dadju, Saaronge 96,000 96,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daju, Bokoruge 138,000 146,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dangaleat 106,000 106,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % 10.10 %
Disa 5,200 5,200 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
English-Speaking, general 700 46,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 %
Fanya 2,800 2,800 Fania Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
Fongoro 3,700 3,700 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 French 16,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 %
 Fulani, Adamawa 243,000 4,871,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 37,000 261,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 81,000 13,709,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Fur 28,000 1,196,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 %
Gablai, Kabalai 51,000 51,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 %
Gabri 75,000 75,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 %
Gadang 6,300 6,300 Gadang Islam 7.00 % 5.00 %
Gidar 33,000 182,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 %
 Gor 143,000 143,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 %
Gori 1,600 1,600 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 %
Goulai 462,000 462,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
Gula Iro, Goula 10,000 10,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 16.00 %
Gula, Sara Gula 23,000 23,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 %
 Hausa 283,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Jaya 6,200 6,200 Jaya Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
Jegu 4,200 4,200 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 %
Jongor, Dionkor 44,000 44,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaba 52,000 156,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 %
Kaba Demi 113,000 113,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 %
Kaba Na 99,000 99,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 %
Kabba-Laka 165,000 176,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 %
Kado Herde 94,000 94,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
Kajakse 37,000 37,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 %
 Kanembu 757,000 788,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 171,000 7,622,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Karang 2,700 25,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 %
Karanga 21,000 21,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 %
Kendeje 4,100 4,100 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kenga 100,000 100,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Kera 126,000 139,000 Kera Christianity 65.00 % 37.00 %
Kibet 69,000 69,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kim 43,000 43,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 %
 Kimre 35,000 35,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 %
Koke 1,700 1,700 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 %
Kotoko, Lagwan 24,000 38,000 Lagwan Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
Kotoko, Malgbe 61,000 70,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
Kotoko, Maslam 700 1,100 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kotoko, Mpade 4,800 28,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
Kotoko, Mser 2,400 3,000 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
Kreda 132,000 132,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kujarge 3,800 3,800 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Kuka 126,000 126,000 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 48,000 48,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 %
Lele 80,000 80,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 %
 Lutos-Ruto 5,600 31,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 %
 Maba, Mabangi 486,000 513,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 %
 Mahamid 26,000 26,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Majera 1,200 2,000 Majera Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
Mangbai 4,300 17,000 Mambai Christianity 58.00 % 7.00 %
Mango 93,000 93,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 0.01 %
 Mararit 43,000 79,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 %
Marba, Kulung 243,000 243,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 %
Marfa 17,000 17,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 %
 Masa 213,000 497,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 %
 Masalit 331,000 775,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Massalat 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Mawa 15,000 15,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 %
Mbara 3,800 3,800 Mbara Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
Mbum 32,000 128,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 %
Medogo 32,000 32,000 Naba Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Mesme, Zime 57,000 57,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
Mesmedje 73,000 73,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Miltu 800 800 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 %
 Mimi, Amdang 80,000 141,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mire 7,200 7,200 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
Mogum 18,000 18,000 Mogum Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 16.00 %
 Mokoulou 37,000 37,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 %
Mubi 100,000 100,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mundang 314,000 437,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 %
Musgum, Mulwi 69,000 263,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 %
Nancere 129,000 129,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 %
Ndam, Dam 20,000 20,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Ngam 124,000 150,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
Ngete 30,000 30,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 %
Nielim, Mjillem 15,000 15,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
Nzakmbay 41,000 62,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 %
Pana 2,400 137,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 %
Peve, Lame 71,000 81,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 %
 Runga 61,000 93,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Saba 3,000 3,000 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Sango 54,000 655,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 %
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 418,000 418,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
Sara Mbai 247,000 267,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 %
 Sara Ngambai 1,547,000 1,639,000 Ngambay Islam 40.00 % 6.00 %
Sarwa 5,000 5,000 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 %
Sinyar, Shamya 27,000 27,000 Sinyar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sokoro, Tunjur 15,000 17,000 Sokoro Islam 5.00 % 4.00 %
Somrai, Sabine 21,000 21,000 Somrai Christianity 65.00 % 23.00 %
Sungor, Asungor 66,000 87,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Surbakhal 17,000 17,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Tama 178,000 254,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Taram, Temki 1,200 1,200 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tobanga 71,000 71,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 %
 Torom 19,000 19,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Tubu, Daza 346,000 424,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 81,000 153,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tuburi 171,000 351,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 %
Tumak 71,000 71,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 %
Tunya 6,400 6,400 Tunia Islam 20.00 % 15.00 %
Ubi 2,900 2,900 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaghawa 147,000 269,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zan Gula 10,000 10,000 Zan Gula Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
Zirenkel 6,000 6,000 Zerenkel Islam 25.00 % 4.00 %
  Totals:  141 14,787,000       75   26.25 % 6.95 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 178,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 14,965,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
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 NT
Arabic, Sudanese Creole pga 1 1 Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 NT
Assangori sjg 1 1
Bagirmi bmi 1 1
Barein bva 1 1
Bedjond bjv 1 0 NT
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 Portions
Chadian Sign Language cds 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Dagba dgk 1 0
Daju, Dar Daju djc 1 1 Portions
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1
Dangaleat daa 1 1 NT
Day dai 1 0 NT
Dazaga dzg 2 2 Portions
Disa dsi 1 1
English eng 1 0 Complete
Fania fni 1 1
French fra 1 0 Complete
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1
Fulfulde, Nigerian fuv 1 1 NT
Fur fvr 2 2
Gabri gab 1 0 NT
Gadang gdk 1 0
Gidar gid 1 0 NT
Gor gqr 1 0 NT
Gula glu 1 0
Gula Iro glj 1 0
Gulay gvl 1 0 Portions
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete
Herde hed 1 0 NT
Jaya jyy 1 1
Jonkor Bourmataguil jeu 1 1
Kaba Deme, Sara kwg 1 0 NT
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 NT
Kabalai kvf 1 0
Kabba ksp 1 0 Portions
Kajakse ckq 1 1
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Portions
Kanuri, Central knc 1 1 NT
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1
Karang kzr 1 0 Portions
Karanga kth 2 2
Kendeje klf 1 1
Kenga kyq 1 1 NT
Kera ker 1 0 NT
Kibet kie 1 1
Kim kia 1 0 Complete
Kimre kqp 1 0 NT
Koke kou 1 0
Kujarge vkj 1 1
Kulfa kxj 1 0
Kuo xuo 1 0 NT
Kwang kvi 1 0
Laal gdm 1 0
Lagwan kot 1 1
Laka lap 1 0 NT
Lele lln 1 0 NT
Lutos ndy 1 0 Portions
Maba mde 1 1
Majera xmj 1 1
Malgbe mxf 1 0
Mambai mcs 1 0 Portions
Mango mge 1 0 Portions
Mararit mgb 2 2
Marba mpg 1 0 NT
Marfa mvu 1 0
Masalit mls 1 1
Masana mcn 1 0 Complete
Maslam msv 1 1
Masmaje mes 1 1
Mawa mcw 1 1
Mbara mpk 1 0
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete
Mbum mdd 1 0 NT
Mesme zim 1 0 NT
Migaama mmy 1 1 Portions
Miltu mlj 1 0
Mogum mou 1 0
Morom bdo 1 1
Mpade mpi 1 1
Mser kqx 1 1
Mubi mub 1 1
Mukulu moz 1 0 Portions
Mulgi mvh 1 1
Mundang mua 1 0 Complete
Musey mse 1 0 NT
Musgu mug 1 0 Complete
Naba mne 3 3
Nancere nnc 1 0 Complete
Ndam ndm 1 1 Portions
Ngam nmc 1 0 NT
Ngambay sba 1 0 Complete
Ngete nnn 1 0
Niellim nie 1 1
Nzakambay nzy 1 0 NT
Pana pnz 1 0 Portions
Peve lme 1 0 NT
Runga rou 1 1
Saba saa 1 1
Sango sag 1 0 Complete
Sar mwm 1 0 NT
Sarua swy 1 1
Sinyar sys 1 1
Sokoro sok 1 0 Portions
Somrai sor 1 0 Portions
Surbakhal sbj 1 1
Tama tma 1 1
Tamki tax 1 1
Tedaga tuq 1 1
Tobanga tng 1 0 NT
Toram trj 1 1
Tumak tmc 1 0 NT
Tunia tug 1 0
Tupuri tui 1 0 Complete
Ubi ubi 1 1
Zaghawa zag 2 2
Zan Gula zna 1 1
Zerenkel zrn 1 0
Totals: 131 141 75   24 32 26 81 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.0 %)
26.3 %
Ethnic Religions
11.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
61.9 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
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.

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Chad Statistics
People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 75  (53.2%)
Population 14,787,000
Population in Unreached 8,181,000  (55.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 208 to 293
Urbanization 22%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code CD
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language French
Literacy Rate 37%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,316,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 26.3%
Percent Evangelical 7.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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