Fongoro in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Fongoro only in Chad
Population
3,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Fongoro people are also called Gelege and Kole. Since the 18th century, they have been pushed into a remote, desolate area by the expansion of Arab and Fur peoples. At this point, the Fongoro speakers are being assimilated with the Fur peoples.


Where Are they Located?

Fongoro speakers live in the hill country that straddles Sudan and Chad. It is a remote part of the world.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some people who speak this language are hunter-gatherers. Others are fishermen who catch and dry fish for food. Some of them farm sorghum. Their land has poor soil, there is not enough water, and they suffer from the tsetse fly.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Fongoro people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Like most African Muslims, they are also devoted to other spirit beings as well as to the teachings of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Fongoro people need the chance to earn a living. Farming, hunting, and fishing are not enough for them to get enough to eat. They especially need help from outsiders who can help them eradicate the tsetse fly.


Prayer Points

* Pray for God to shower his abundant mercy on these suffering people.
* Pray for the Fongoro speakers to find a way to thrive economically and spiritually.
* Pray for them to have the chance to hear and respond to the gospel.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among Fongoro speakers.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fongoro_people
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=AFR&country=CD&code=fgr
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11344
https://books.google.com/books?id=MdaAdBC-_S4C&pg=PA179&lpg=PA179&dq=Fongoro+Sudan&source=bl&ots=dOdOsJvlaS&sig=DR-TtloghwD-l-iO1V66yc6oRxc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiS1cnm8_LTAhVI2WMKHTcvC2QQ6AEIQjAF#v=onepage&q=Fongoro%20Sudan&f=false
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Fongoro%20language&item_type=topic


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Fongoro
People Name in Country Fongoro
Population in Chad 3,700
World Population 3,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Flemish, Fogoro, Gele, Gele, Gelege, Kole
People ID 11219
ROP3 Code 103038
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ouaddaï region: Sila department, Fongoro canton; Dar Fongoro area along Sudan border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ouaddaï region: Sila department, Fongoro canton; Dar Fongoro area along Sudan border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Fur
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Fongoro
People Groups Speaking Fur
Primary Language Fur
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Fongoro
People Groups Speaking Fur

Primary Language:  Fur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fur
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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