Mser Kotoko in Chad


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Introduction / History

The Mser language is one of the Kotoko languages. The Mser language is not written. They refer to themselves as Kotoko. The name they give to their 'language' depends upon what village they're from. A person from Digangali will say they speak digangali. A person from Madaf will say they speak madaf, etc. The Mser people live in the northern part of Cameroon spilling over into Chad. While some Mser people live in the town of Kousséri, and a few also work and live in the nearby city of N'Djamena. Seven Mser towns and villages exist in Cameroon, and four are across the Logone River in Chad. There are also a few other, smaller villages. Most live in villages. These villages may not be accessible during rainy season. The survey team visited only one Mser village in Cameroon, so the situation in the Chadian villages is unknown.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A Roman script writing system has been created for the language, but the language is moribund and further language development work is highly unlikely. Traditionally, village chiefs and sultans rule over the Mser people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam dominates as the primary religion. Like most Muslims, the Mser people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mser people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Mser people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Scripture Prayers for the Kotoko, Mser in Chad.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-22
People Name General Kotoko, Mser
People Name in Country Kotoko, Mser
Natural Name Mser Kotoko
Population this Country 2,900
Population all Countries 3,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kalo; Kuseri; Mser
People ID 12814
ROP3 Code 105269
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, Kousséri subdivision.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Far North region: Logone-and-Chari division, Kousséri subdivision..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mser (2,900 speakers)
Language Code kqx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mser (2,900 speakers)
Language Code kqx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mser

Primary Language:  Mser

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
4.80 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
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
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more