Kotoko, Lagwan in Chad


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Introduction / History

The Lagwan people live in the northern part of Cameroon, by the Logone River. Their language area extends into Chad to the east. Traditional rulers in the area are called sultans. The town of Logone-Birni is the hub of the language area with a few surrounding villages in Cameroon and Chad. A number of Lagwan speakers also live in the larger cities of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Chad.

Linguistically, Lagwan is one of the eight Kotoko languages, and Lagwan speakers refer to themselves ethnically as Kotoko. A Latin script writing system has been developed for Lagwan but it is not currently in use.

The Kotoko are traditionally fishermen and farmers, making use of the Logone River to irrigate their fields. It can be very difficult to access the language area during rainy season (June-Sept.).


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam dominates as the primary religion, with a good deal of syncretism with animism. It is not known if there are any Lagwan Christians, but one estimate is that perhaps ten percent of those living in Cameroon profess Jesus as Lord.


Prayer Points

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-28
People Name General Kotoko, Lagwan
People Name in Country Kotoko, Lagwan
World Population 40,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bara; Kotoko; Kotoko-Logone; Logone; Makari; Moria
People ID 12816
ROP3 Code 105271
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chari-Baguirmi region: N’Djamena area, south of N’Djamena along Logone river, Logone-Gana area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chari-Baguirmi region: N’Djamena area, south of N’Djamena along Logone river, Logone-Gana area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Lagwan (26,000 speakers)
Language Code kot   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lagwan (26,000 speakers)
Language Code kot   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lagwan

Primary Language:  Lagwan

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.80 %
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
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Carsten ten Brink 
Map Source Anonymous  
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