Mubi in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Mubi only in Chad
Population
100,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mubi live east of the Abou Telfane Mountains and south of the Massalit in the Prefecture Mangalme (district). They are divided into three cantons (political communities): Mubi Hadaba in the north, Mubi Zarga in the south and Mubi Goz in the east. They live in 135 small villages fortified by thornhedges with 50 – max. 400 inhabitants around the town of Mangalme.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They grow millet, sorghum, sesame, beans, cotton, and peanuts. Their territory is regularly crossed by the Missiriye Arabs, a Djoheina subtribe, with whom they exchange goods and services. The Mubi have since the 1960s taken up cattle raising. Each village has a herd, which is put in the care of a communal herdsman or a group of young men who take the animals to winter in the wadis (seasonally dry streambeds). Furthermore they raise goats, sheep, donkeys and horses.

Intermarriage is common with all neighboring ethnic groups, such as Masmadje, Birgit, Dadjo and Misirie. Generally, it is forbidden to marry to Haddat Arabs, the blacksmiths.

Women from other ethnic groups have to learn the Mubi language. A majority use Arabic as a second language for communication with people from other language groups.

Since 1965 the Mubi have played a role in the rebellion against the government. The subprefecture Mangalme was created in the late 1970s to maintain law and order in the area.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Mubi
People Name in Country Mubi
Population in Chad 100,000
World Population 100,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2 to 3
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Moubi
People ID 13852
ROP3 Code 106851
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Guéra department, Mangalmé subprefecture, east of Mongo, centered in Mangalmé area,135 villages; also large area in Batha Region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Guéra department, Mangalmé subprefecture, east of Mongo, centered in Mangalmé area,135 villages; also large area in Batha Region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mubi (100,000 speakers)
Language Code mub   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mubi
Primary Language Mubi (100,000 speakers)
Language Code mub   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mubi

Primary Language:  Mubi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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
100.00 %
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 Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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