Mangbai in Chad


Population
4,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mambay are agriculturalist and fishers. They export agricultural products and fish to other parts of Chad and Cameroon and trade with the neighboring groups. There are very few schools in the area, and few children enroll into primary school, nonetheless, they are very keen and interested in learning how to read and write in their language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Missionaries first came to Chad from Cameroon through the Mambay area. Their target was to evangelize the neighboring people groups. Since, the Mundang language was very large, they felt that the Mambay understand it, and so, they concentrated their efforts there. A church was started that used Scripture and teaching in Mundang. It is not until recently that they discovered that the Mambay could not understand the neighboring languages. A majority has now converted to Islam, within the last 30 years. However, there is a Christian community who are ready and committed to work on translating the Bible into Mambay.


Prayer Points

Pray for trained Mambay people to work and have the gospel in a form they can easily understand for effective evangelism of the Mambay Muslims and discipleship of Mambay Christians.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mangbai
People Name in Country Mangbai
Population in Chad 4,200
World Population 17,200
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mambai
People ID 13500
ROP3 Code 106249
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mayo-Kebbi Ouest region: Lac Léré department, Cameroon border west of Léré.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mayo-Kebbi Ouest region: Lac Léré department, Cameroon border west of Léré..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mambai (4,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mcs   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mambai (4,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mcs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mambai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible 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: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
58.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
12.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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