Mogum in Chad

The Mogum have only been reported in Chad
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Mogoum live in south central Chad in the Guera prefecture, in the Mongo, Bitkine and Melfi subprefectures. They are 500 meters above sea level, and their climate is hot and dry.

The Mogum area is far away from the headquarters of the canton and subprefectures where there are dispensaries and hospitals. There is virtually no transportation. Good water is hardly available. Intestinal and other infections (the leading cause of death for this people group) are due largely to lack of sanitation and clean water.

They have good relations with their neighbours of Bolgo, Saba, Bidiyo, Kenga, Mahoua, and Oubi. The village chiefs are subservient to the canton chiefs (sultans), and there are no clan or caste systems. The family structure includes extended family. The chiefs and their elders are in authority, and they make appeals to the sultan. Ramadan, and Eid Al-Ahda are the religious celebrations observed. Recreation includes socializing, listening to the radio, and evening dances.

Huts are made of mud bricks and have straw roofs. There is no electricity. Their clothing is mostly traditional Muslim, long robes. In daily life more affordable (and practical) clothing is worn, and rags are worn for fieldwork. The youth help with farming, and girls also help with housework and childcare. They are agriculturalists, hunters, and gatherers. The Arabs sell them milk and meat. Although one-third of the Chadians are said to be Christian believers, the Mogoum are virtually all Muslim. Their commitment and identification with Islam makes them resistant to change of religious preference.


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* Scripture Prayers for the Mogum in Chad.


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People Name General Mogum
People Name in Country Mogum
World Population 19,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Koffa
People ID 13762
ROP3 Code 106709
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Guéra department, Bitkine and Mongo subprefectures; Barh Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, south of Bidiyo [bid] language area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Guéra department, Bitkine and Mongo subprefectures; Barh Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, south of Bidiyo [bid] language area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mogum
Language Code mou   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mogum
Language Code mou   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mogum

Primary Language:  Mogum

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
18.0 %
Protestant
55.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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