Kabba-Laka in Chad


Population
160,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Laka people live in southwestern Chad, not far from both the borders of Cameroon and the Central African Republic.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Laka live in villages where little notice is taken of events outside their own region. Even through the Laka can understand their populous neighbors, the Ngambay, they are a separate ethnic group with their own traditions and history. The Laka area is an area of Chad that is known for agriculture, and many Laka plant cotton for cash crops in addition to millet which is for making their staple 'boule', which is a half round ball of millet cooked into a thick paste which is dipped in a sauce. They also grow corn, manioc and other vegetables, along with beef cattle.


What Are Their Needs?

The Laka people understand the Ngambay language, but very few know how to read, therefore the Bible which is available to them in an understandable form, is not accessible, simply because many cannot read. There are churches in many villages but only a few people are able to read the Word of God.


Prayer Points

Pray that a literacy program would begin targeting the Laka people so they may have access to the life-changing Word of God, applying it daily to their personal lives.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kabba-Laka
People Name in Country Kabba-Laka
Population in Chad 160,000
World Population 170,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kabba, Kabba Laka, Laga, Lagou, Laka
People ID 12953
ROP3 Code 105586
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Logone Occidental region; Logone Oriental region: Monts de Lam department, Baïbokoum subprefecture; La Nya Pendé department, Goré subprefecture, 310 villages. Mang dialect: Goré subprefecture, Ngadjibian, Békan, and Timbéri cantons, Bémour dialect: Bessao and Pandzangué cantons south of Moundou, Maïngao dialect: Ngamadja-Dodang II and Bessao-Oudoumian area, Goula dialect: Andoum and Pandzangué cantons, Pan area: Paï dialect: Oudoumian.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Logone Occidental region; Logone Oriental region: Monts de Lam department, Baïbokoum subprefecture; La Nya Pendé department, Goré subprefecture, 310 villages. Mang dialect: Goré subprefecture, Ngadjibian, Békan, and Timbéri cantons, Bémour dialect: Bessao and Pandzangué cantons south of Moundou, Maïngao dialect: Ngamadja-Dodang II and Bessao-Oudoumian area, Goula dialect: Andoum and Pandzangué cantons, Pan area: Paï dialect: Oudoumian..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Laka (160,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lap   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Laka (160,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: lap   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Laka

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1948-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1960)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.00 %)
86.00 %
Ethnic Religions
14.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
35.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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