Sungor in Chad


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Introduction / History

On the eastern border of Chad lives a people group characterized by rejection. Their very name, which means "send them far away," was given to them by the predominant Maba group. Not only does their past label them as rejected, but to many, the present does also.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Often, Sungor men cross the border into Sudan where they find good roads, education, industry and developed communities. These are all things that the Sungor lack in their own area, and it leads them to question why they have been refused the luxuries that others have. As a result, the Sungor experience a sense of hopelessness.

Hours upon hours in the village are spent consuming millet beer as an escape from the responsibilities and challenges facing them. Although they say they want to see change and progress, they lack motivation to do something about it. The sting of the past and the pain of the present have marred the hope of a brighter future.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sungor people are almost entirely Sunni Muslim. Like most African Muslims, they blend tribal beliefs with Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Only an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a demonstration of Christ's love to the Sungor will change their perspective. With Christians living among them to learn their ways, meet some of their needs, and give them a new outlook on life, the lives of the Sungor could be dramatically transformed.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Sungor for the gospel, as well as raise up Christians who will be a part of this adventure.
Pray that soon the Sungor, who have endured much rejection, will understand true acceptance, as they experience the Father's unconditional love.


Scripture Prayers for the Sungor, Asungor in Chad.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sungor
People Name in Country Sungor, Asungor
Natural Name Sungor
Alternate Names Assagori; Assangori; Asungor; Shaale
Population this Country 83,000
Population all Countries 107,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 15125
ROP3 Code 109609
ROP25 Code 307751
ROP25 Name Sungor
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ouaddaï region: Assoungha department, northwest of Adré and of the Masalit [mls] 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 Ouaddaï region: Assoungha department, northwest of Adré and of the Masalit [mls] language area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.98 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Assangori
Language Code sjg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Assangori
Language Code sjg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Assangori

Primary Language:  Assangori

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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