Kanembu in Chad


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Introduction

Up until the 1200s, the Kanembu were the most powerful people group south of the Sahara. However, their empire rapidly declined during the 1500s. Today rich natron deposits are scattered across more than 30,000 acres of Chad. They are found in salt mines, most of which the Kanembu people own. While most of the Kanembu are farmers, many earn a living by mining the natron. The Kanembu live in the desert region of northwestern Chad. Vegetation is seasonal, since the area receives less than 12 inches of rain per year.


Ministry Obstacles

The people speak Kanembu, a Kanuri language that has various dialects. It is not yet a written language, and those who are literate read and write Arabic, which is taught in their Islamic schools.


Outreach Ideas

Believers can use Global Recordings Network (GRN) recordings in the Kanembu language to help them to understand what Jesus did for them.


Prayer Focus

Pray that the few Kanembu believers will allow the light of the Holy Spirit to shine through them in such a way that others will be drawn to their Savior. * Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to go to Chad and share Christ with the Kanembu.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Kanembu towards Christ so that they will be receptive to His teachings.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches that will plant other churches among the Kanembu.


Scripture Prayers for the Kanembu in Chad.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-11
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-01-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-10-16
People Name General Kanembu
People Name in Country Kanembu
Pronunciation kuh-NEM-boo
Population this Country 890,000
Population all Countries 926,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 18
Alternate Names Kanembou; Karkawu; Kenembu
People ID 12489
ROP3 Code 104570
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Barh el Gazel region; Hadjer-Lamis region: Dagana department, Massakory subprefecture; Lac and Kanem regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Barh el Gazel region; Hadjer-Lamis region: Dagana department, Massakory subprefecture; Lac and Kanem regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Kanembu in Chad Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Kanembu
Language Code kbl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kanembu
Language Code kbl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kanembu

Primary Language:  Kanembu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2001)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
9.99 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
Protestant
85.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source James Lane 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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