Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

140

People Groups Unreached

73 (52.1%)

Total Population

14,348,000

Unreached Population

7,926,000 (55.2%)

% Professing Christian

26.3%

% Evangelical

6.97 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

37 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Abu Sharib 74,000 74,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 2,485,000 3,182,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Arab, Turku 34,000 51,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Babalia 11,000 11,000 Arabic, Babalia Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Dekakire 15,000 15,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Baggara, Hemat 25,000 25,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Banana, Mussei 332,000 381,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Barein 11,000 11,000 Barein Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Barma, Bagirmi 123,000 127,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Bediondo Mbai 173,000 173,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 %
Bedouin, Soliman 34,000 34,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
Bernde 8,700 8,700 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besme, Huner 3,400 3,400 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
Bideyat, Beri 8,200 19,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bidio 53,000 53,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bilala 218,000 218,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Birgid 23,000 23,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Bolgo 4,900 4,900 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 %
Bon Gula 2,900 2,900 Bon Gula Islam 12.00 % 10.00 %
Boor 200 200 Boor Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bua 21,000 21,000 Bua Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.08 %
 Buduma, Kuri Islander 141,000 146,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 %
Bulgeda 50,000 50,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 15,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 %
Dagba 15,000 54,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 %
Dai, Dari 137,000 137,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 %
Daju of Dar Dadju, Saaronge 93,000 93,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daju, Bokoruge 134,000 213,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dangaleat 103,000 103,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % 10.10 %
Disa 5,000 5,000 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
English-Speaking, general 700 44,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 %
Fanya, Fagnia 2,700 2,700 Fania Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
Fongoro 3,600 6,100 Fongoro Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 French 15,000 49,469,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 %
 Fulani, Adamawa 235,000 4,750,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 %
 Fulani, Bagirmi 36,000 256,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Fulani, Nigerian 79,000 13,466,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Fur 27,000 1,168,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 %
Gablai, Kabalai 49,000 49,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 %
Gabri, Gabere 73,000 73,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 %
Gadang 6,100 6,100 Gadang Islam 7.00 % 5.00 %
Gidar 32,000 177,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 %
 Gor 138,000 138,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 %
Gori 1,600 1,600 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 %
Goulai, Goulei 447,000 447,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
Gula Iro, Goula 10,000 10,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 16.00 %
Gula, Sara Gula 22,000 22,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 %
 Hausa 274,000 40,039,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Jaya 6,000 6,000 Jaya Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
Jegu 4,100 4,100 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 %
Jongor, Dionkor, Migaama 42,000 42,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaba 51,000 153,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 %
Kaba Demi 110,000 110,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 %
Kaba Na 96,000 96,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 %
Kabba-Laka 160,000 171,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 %
Kado Herde 91,000 91,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
Kajakse 36,000 36,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 %
 Kanembu 733,000 763,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa, Beriberi 165,000 7,427,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Karang 2,600 38,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 %
Karanga, Kurunga 23,000 23,000 Karanga Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
Kendeje 4,000 4,000 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kenga, Kenge 97,000 97,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Kera 122,000 134,000 Kera Christianity 65.00 % 37.00 %
Kibet 67,000 67,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kim, Garap, Kolobo 42,000 42,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 %
 Kimre 34,000 34,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 %
Koke 1,600 1,600 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 %
Kotoko, Lagwan 24,000 38,000 Lagwan Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
Kotoko, Malgbe 59,000 68,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
Kotoko, Maslam 700 1,100 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kotoko, Mpade 4,700 29,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
Kotoko, Mser 2,400 3,000 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
Kreda 127,000 127,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kujarge 3,700 3,700 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Kuka 122,000 122,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kuo, Koh 17,000 27,000 Kuo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 16.00 %
Kurumi, Kulfe 11,000 11,000 Kulfa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.00 %
Kwang 46,000 46,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 %
Lele 78,000 78,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 %
 Lutos-Ruto 5,400 30,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 %
 Maba, Mabangi 471,000 497,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 %
 Mahamid 25,000 25,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahwa 15,000 15,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 %
Majera 1,100 1,900 Majera Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
Mangbai 4,200 17,000 Mambai Christianity 58.00 % 7.00 %
Mango 90,000 90,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 0.01 %
 Mararit 42,000 77,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 %
Marba, Kulung 235,000 235,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 %
Marfa 16,000 16,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 %
 Masa, Masana 207,000 484,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 %
 Masalit 321,000 755,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Massalat 31,000 31,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Mbara 3,700 3,700 Mbara Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
Mbum 31,000 125,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 %
Medogo, Medoga 31,000 31,000 Naba Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Mesme, Zime 55,000 55,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
Mesmedje 70,000 70,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Miltu 700 700 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 %
 Mimi, Amdang 78,000 137,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mire 6,900 6,900 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
Mogum 17,000 17,000 Mogum Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 16.00 %
 Mokoulou 36,000 36,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 %
Mubi, Moubi 97,000 97,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mundang 304,000 424,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 %
Musgum, Mulwi 67,000 232,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 %
Nancere, Nanjere 125,000 125,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 %
Ndam, Dam 19,000 19,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Ngam, Ngama 120,000 146,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
Ngete 29,000 29,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 %
Nielim, Mjillem 14,000 14,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
Nzakmbay 39,000 61,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 %
Pana, Pani 2,300 134,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 %
Peve, Lame 68,000 78,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 %
 Runga 59,000 90,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Saba 3,000 3,000 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Sango 52,000 631,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 %
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 405,000 405,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
Sara Mbai 239,000 269,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 %
 Sara Ngambai 1,498,000 1,524,000 Ngambay Islam 40.00 % 6.00 %
Sarwa 4,900 4,900 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 %
Sinyar, Shamya 26,000 26,000 Sinyar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sokoro, Tunjur 15,000 17,000 Sokoro Islam 5.00 % 4.00 %
Somrai, Sabine 20,000 20,000 Somrai Christianity 65.00 % 23.00 %
Sungor, Asungor 64,000 85,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Surbakhal 17,000 17,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Tama 172,000 246,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Taram, Temki 1,100 1,100 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tobanga 68,000 68,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 %
 Torom 19,000 19,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Tubu, Daza 335,000 410,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 78,000 149,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tuburi, Tupuri 165,000 445,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 %
Tumak 69,000 69,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 %
Tunya 6,200 6,200 Tunia Islam 20.00 % 15.00 %
Ubi 2,800 2,800 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zaghawa 142,000 254,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zan Gula 10,000 10,000 Zan Gula Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
Zirenkel 5,800 5,800 Zerenkel Islam 25.00 % 4.00 %
  Totals:  140 14,348,000       73   26.28 % 6.97 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 149,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 14,497,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.0 %)
26.3 %
Ethnic Religions
11.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
61.8 %
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
50.1 %
Roman Catholic
24.7 %
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 140
Unreached People Groups 73  (52.1%)
Population 14,348,000
Population in Unreached 7,926,000  (55.2%)
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 9,039,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 26.3%
Percent Evangelical 7.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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