Sarwa in Chad

Joshua Project has identified the Sarwa only in Chad
Population
5,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Sharwa is more of a language than an ethnic group. Although people still use the Sharwa language in their homes, they are more likely to use Fulfulde (Fulani) with outsiders.


Where Are they Located?

The people who speak the Sharwa language are known as the "Sarwwa" in the village of Djeki and the "Majieke" in the village of Duva in Cameroon. Sharwa speaking people live in Chad as well as Cameroon.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Sharwa speakers live in a very hot and dry climate. Plants do not find it easy to take root and grow in such a hostile environment. Christianity has also struggled to take root among the Sharwa speakers as well. Living in an isolated area near the town of Bourrah which is situated near the Nigerian border, this strongly Muslim group has been resistant to influences from the the outside.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like most tribal peoples of this region, the Sharwa speakers are Muslim, which means that they agree to the tenets of Islam. However, for their practical daily needs they look to the spirit world.


What Are Their Needs?

A few Sharwa speaking children attend a small school in Djeki, but in Duva and other villages there are no schools. The gospel has not reached the people who speak Sharwa, and they have almost no gospel materials in their language.


Prayer Points

* Pray that they would have access to a clear and consistent oral presentation of the gospel, probably through the Fulfulde language.
* Pray that a radio program or an evangelist will reach them.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead the Sharwa speakers to Jesus.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among them that will transform their communities into the likeness of Jesus.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19046/CM
https://joshuaproject.net/languages/swy
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11450


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sarwa
People Name in Country Sarwa
Population in Chad 5,000
World Population 5,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Sarua, Sharwa, Tchevi
People ID 14775
ROP3 Code 108734
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chari-Baguirmi region: Loug Chari department, Bousso subprefecture, between Bousso and Miltou, along Chari river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chari-Baguirmi region: Loug Chari department, Bousso subprefecture, between Bousso and Miltou, along Chari river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Sarua (5,000 speakers)
Language Code swy   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sarua
Primary Language Sarua (5,000 speakers)
Language Code swy   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sarua

Primary Language:  Sarua

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 0.30 %)
0.40 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.60 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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