Kotoko, Maslam in Chad


Population
700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Maslam Kotoko is a language, not a specific ethnic group. This language is dying out and being replaced by Arabic.


Where Are they Located?

Maslam Kotoko speakers live in Chad and Cameroon.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Maslam Kotoko speakers are in the process of adjusting to speaking Arabic rather than their own language. Within a couple of decades they will likely be Arabized. Their grandchildren will probably not speak the Maslam Kotoko language.

To make matters worse, Kotoko people are often suspected of being dangerous witches who are greedy for wealth and power.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maslam Kotoko people are noted for embracing alternative forms of Islam, though they blend their Islam with animism, the belief in spirits that have power to bless and to curse. Their faith is mainly in these spirits, not Allah, the God of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Maslam Kotoko people need to adjust to important changes. They can no longer put their identity in their old ethnicity, but they can put their identity in Christ, the King of kings.


Prayer Points

* Pray for Maslam Kotoko speakers to put their identity in the risen Christ rather than their ethnicity or religion.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Maslam Kotoko people to embrace Jesus Christ.
* Pray for them to become part of disciple making movements.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotoko_people
http://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=&country=CD&code=msv
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslam_language
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Muslim-Kotoko-People/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kotoko, Maslam
People Name in Country Kotoko, Maslam
Population in Chad 700
World Population 1,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Maltam
People ID 13575
ROP3 Code 106388
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ville de N’Djamena region: Haraze Al Biar department, Mani subprefecture. North of N’Djamena, along Chari river; Maslam dialect: Miskini and Blabli villages; Sao dialect: Farcha-Milezi and Ngara-Mandju (Gourmadjo) villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ville de N’Djamena region: Haraze Al Biar department, Mani subprefecture. North of N’Djamena, along Chari river; Maslam dialect: Miskini and Blabli villages; Sao dialect: Farcha-Milezi and Ngara-Mandju (Gourmadjo) villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Maslam
Language Code msv   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maslam
Primary Language Maslam
Language Code msv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Maslam

Primary Language:  Maslam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
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
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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