Sokoro, Tunjur in Chad


Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sokoro people live in the southern part of the Guera province of Chad, west of Melfi. They number between 6,000 and 8,000 speakers, a small percentage of whom live in the capital city of N'Djamena.

The Sokoro are subsistence farmers, growing millet and peanuts for their own consumption and limited market sale. There is rarely sufficient harvest to see them through the whole year, thus the final months before the early harvest in December are often near famine conditions. This area is sub-sahelian thus receives rain only during the period between June and October.

The region has been increasingly influenced by Islam over the past few generations to the point where it is very difficult for individuals to convert to another religion. Each village has a mosque and the largest village of Gogmi has a small evangelical church pastored by a native missionary and his family. Some New Testament portions are now available in the language and a Sokoro Bible translation team continues to work towards having the New Testament in this language.

There is a small clinic in the area which serves all the sedentary and nomadic peoples of the region. Many people are accustomed to bringing their loved ones to the clinic only when all of their traditional healing has failed, so educational efforts have been made particularly focusing on pregnant women. Schools function sporadically and often only the boys attend, although the past generation has had an increasing number of girls attending. Subsequently literacy rates are very low. A Chadian-overseen literacy program is now in place in the Sokoro language which should improve both adult and child literacy rates in the near future.


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People Name General Sokoro
People Name in Country Sokoro, Tunjur
Population in Chad 15,000
World Population 17,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tunjur
People ID 14975
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, Gogmi to Badanga; southeast Hadjer-Lamis 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: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, Gogmi to Badanga; southeast Hadjer-Lamis region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Sokoro (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sok   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sokoro (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sok   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sokoro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2001-2005)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
50.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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