Gablai, Kabalai in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Gablai, Kabalai only in Chad
Population
49,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Kabalay people live in southern Chad around the town of Laï.

Living along one of the major rivers in Chad, their living is made from fishing and agriculture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Missionaries first came to the region in the early 20th century, and as a result of the obedience of a few, the Bible has been translated in the neighboring Nancere language.


What Are Their Needs?

Almost all Kabalay understand Nancere well, although it is not their own language. The churches in the Kabalay area use the Nancere Scriptures, but few can read it well. Even though almost every Kabalay adheres to one church or another, many also hold on to their traditional religious beliefs. The gospel has yet to penetrate deeply in the hearts of the Kabalay so that they see that God does not accept following Him and appeasing the spirits at the same time.


Prayer Points

Since not many Kabalay know how to read, pray for an organized literacy program to take place among the Kabalay community, so that many Kabalay can begin to read the Word of God daily and apply its truths to their lives.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Gablai, Kabalai
People Name in Country Gablai, Kabalai
Population in Chad 49,000
World Population 49,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kaba-Lai
People ID 12391
ROP3 Code 104349
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tandjilé region: Lai subprefecture, Lai and south on Logone river east bank.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tandjilé region: Lai subprefecture, Lai and south on Logone river east bank..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Kabalai (49,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kvf   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kabalai (49,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kvf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kabalai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
63.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
2.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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