Maba, Mabangi in Chad


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Introduction / History

The Maba are one of the larger non-Arab peoples in Chad. They live mostly in the Ouaddai (said "Wad-dye") region of Eastern Chad around the major market town of Abeche. They have lived in this area for a long time, before known conquerors came.

Historically, the Maba were not weakened by invasions, and domination by strangers often meant they assimilated conquerors into their own group.

Primarily the Maba society is rural, there are over 600 Maba villages around Abeche. The town of Abeche, a major market town, is also a very influential center for Islam in Chad.

The Maba are a particularly key people group in the Ouaddai area, with over ten unreached Muslim people groups living in the region. Also they are very influential and key in their influence on Chad's Muslim population. The Maba themselves have been Muslim for three centuries. In the Koran they read of Isa (Jesus) who opened the eyes of the blind, healed lepers and raised the dead. They have yet to hear that Jesus was more than a good man, that He is their Savior, who has died for their sins, that He rose again from the dead, and hope for relationship with God is found by trusting in Him.


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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-04
People Name General Maba
People Name in Country Maba, Mabangi
World Population 542,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Bitjoli; Borgu; Mabaan; Mabang; Mabangi; Maku; Meban; Mige; Miki; Wadaian
People ID 13180
ROP3 Code 105960
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Batha region; Ouaddaï region: Ouara and Djourf-al-Ahmar departments; Sila region; Wadi Fira region: Biltine department, Biltine subprefecture; most of Ouara department and villages south of Biltine.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Batha region; Ouaddaï region: Ouara and Djourf-al-Ahmar departments; Sila region; Wadi Fira region: Biltine department, Biltine subprefecture; most of Ouara department and villages south of Biltine..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Maba
Language Code mde   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Maba
Language Code mde   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maba

Primary Language:  Maba

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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