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.
Fongoro speakers live in the hill country that straddles Sudan and Chad. It is a remote part of the world.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Fongoro|
|People Name in Country||Fongoro|
|Population in Chad||3,700|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||0 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Flemish, Fogoro, Gele, Gele, Gelege, Kole|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Ouaddaï region: Sila department, Fongoro canton; Dar Fongoro area along Sudan border. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Language Code||fvr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Fur|
Primary Language: Fur
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||New|
|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)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|