Mango in Chad

The Mango have only been reported in Chad
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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Mango live in the south of Chad in the region called Logone Oriental. There are about 250 main villages spread across the political districts of Doba, Kara and Ninya-Pende. The main town of the area is Doba, a historical, cultural and economic centre. Their neighbours are the Gouley to the north, the Morom to the northeast, the Bedjondo to the east, the Gor, Nangda and Beboto to the south, the Kaba to the southwest, and the Ngambay to the west. They understand well the languages of the Beboto, Bedjondo, Gor and Ngambay. With the other neighbours they communicate in Ngambay.

The Mango are mostly farmers who cultivate millet, corn, peanuts, cotton, and other crops, tend fruit trees (mainly mangos) and raise small animals such as goats, sheep, chickens, but also a few cows. Mangos and cotton are sold within Chad. They depend on rainfall during rainy season (April - September). The lack of rain leads to famine and suffering for the whole population.

Practice of their traditional religion is still very strong among the Mango. Nevertheless there are about 106 Christian churches and congregations in the area, most of which belong to the evangelical denomination "Assemble Chretiennes au Tchad". There are 65 more or less trained pastors to serve those churches; the others are lead by a council of elders. The Catholic diocese of Doba covers the whole area as well.

The literacy rate is extremely low. Tearfund has been sponsoring a literacy project since 1998. Through this project about 900 adults have become literate. There are few functioning schools in the area.


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* Scripture Prayers for the Mango in Chad.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Mango
People Name in Country Mango
World Population 97,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Doba Mbai, Mongo
People ID 13507
ROP3 Code 106260
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Logone Oriental region: La Pendé department, Bodo subprefecture; Mandoul and Tandjilé regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Logone Oriental region: La Pendé department, Bodo subprefecture; Mandoul and Tandjilé regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mango (97,000 speakers)
Language Code mge   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mango (97,000 speakers)
Language Code mge   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mango

Primary Language:  Mango

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2007)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mango
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
14.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
17.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more