Ndam, Dam in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Ndam only in Chad
Population
20,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Ndam, or Dam is a language spoken only in Chad. There were no efforts to reduce this language into writing until the 21st century. Even now, it is very difficult to find people who can read this language.


Where Are they Located?

Ndam speakers live in southern Chad near the border with the Central African Republic.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Ndam speakers live in a dry land where they eke out a living through farming and herding. They live in simple homes built with natural materials.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Ndam people is animism, or ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. However, as Scriptures are translated into their language—and hopefully there will be audio scriptures as well—Ndam speakers will be able to hear the gospel in their own tongue.


What Are Their Needs?

People who speak this language need literacy training. About the only things translated into Ndam are Bible portions from Genesis, Matthew, and possibly Ephesians.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Word of God will dramatically affect the hearts of Ndam speakers in Chad.
* Pray for Christian radio broadcasts and the JESUS Film to become available in the Ndam language.
* Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead members of this people group to the cross.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among them that will transform their communities into the likeness of Christ.


References

http://cr.aimsites.org/2010/02/23/those-words/
https://joshuaproject.net/languages/ndm
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11433


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ndam
People Name in Country Ndam, Dam
Population in Chad 20,000
World Population 20,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dam, Guli
People ID 13270
ROP3 Code 107149
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tandjilé region: Tandjilé Est department, Lai subprefecture, northeast of Lai, and southeast of Bousso d’Béré; southern Chari-Baguirmi, northwest Moyen-Chari, and north Mandoul regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tandjilé region: Tandjilé Est department, Lai subprefecture, northeast of Lai, and southeast of Bousso d’Béré; southern Chari-Baguirmi, northwest Moyen-Chari, and north Mandoul regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Ndam
Language Code ndm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndam
Primary Language Ndam
Language Code ndm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ndam

Primary Language:  Ndam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2001)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
29.90 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
70.00 %
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
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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