Mahamid in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Mahamid only in Chad
Population
26,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mahamids are a Shuwa Arab people who live in Darfur and eastern Chad. In recent years this region has been known for brutal conflict between farmers and herdsmen, cattle herdsmen and camel herdsmen, and to a lesser degree, between Christians and Muslims. Most of the conflict is actually about economic issues, not religious ones


Where Are they Located?

The Mahamid people live in a land that straddles Chad and Niger.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mahamid people are camel herders who have conflicts with settle people groups who farm. Farms and nomadic herders to not mix very well; they use the same land. The conflicts usually involve water, which is scarce and necessary for everyone. The Mahamid people have been known to form militias that attack settled people as a form of terrorism, in hopes that they will move. At this point in time, it seems that violence and strife are the lot of the Mahamid people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mahamid people are solidly Muslim, and there are no Christian believers among them. They are both unreached and unengaged, meaning that there are no believers or missionaries among them.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mahamid people need adequate water for their herds, and the "water of life" for their spiritual lives. Without the work of the Holy Spirit, these people will continue fighting and killing others, often innocent women and children.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to Mahamid leaders in such a way that they will know that they must follow His ways if they are going to be blessed in this life and the life to come.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Mahamid people out of darkness into the light of Christ.
* Pray for a vibrant discipleship movement to emerge among this people group that will show the world that when the Holy Spirit acts, lives and entire people groups can be transformed.
* Pray for workers to go to the Mahamid people with the gospel.


References

https://www.hrw.org/legacy/features/darfur/fiveyearson/report4.html
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42676
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6087048.stm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahamid


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mahamid
People Name in Country Mahamid
Population in Chad 26,000
World Population 26,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Baggara, Mahamid Baggara
People ID 13216
ROP3 Code 106027
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread, center and south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread, center and south..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Arabic, Chadian Spoken (26,000 speakers)
Language Code shu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Chadian Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Chadian Spoken (26,000 speakers)
Language Code shu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Chadian Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Chadian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1964)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1967-1991)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Chadian Spoken
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chadian Arabic (Arabic script)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chadian Arabic (Roman script)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Sudan 101 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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