Surbakhal in Chad

The Surbakhal have only been reported in Chad
Population
17,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Surbakhal is a language spoken in eastern Chad. It is the name for both a people group and a language.


Where Are they Located?

Surbakhal people live in Chad's Ouaddaï Region; specifically Assoungha department, Adré subprefecture, between Hadjer Hadid and Alacha. This area is in eastern Chad, close to the border with Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In the early 2000s there was fighting between Chad and Sudan in this general region, which affected all people groups. Though the fighting has stopped, the Ouaddaï Region is close to Darfur, where fighting can erupt at any time. This land where the Surbakhal people live is dry, so farmers and livestock herders alike have trouble making a living in this region.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Surbakhal people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. They also believe in numerous spirit beings which they believe have the power to bless or curse them on a daily basis.


What Are Their Needs?

Believers can help the peoples in this region by helping them find water and dig wells.


Prayer Points

* Pray for peace in the land where the Surbakhal people live.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Surbakhal people that will lead them to devoting their lives to Jesus.
* Pray for believers to be able to go to the Surbakhal people and help them develop their land so it will be more productive.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among this people group that will transform their communities.


References

https://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=46398
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surbakhal_language
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=AFR&country=CD&code=sbj


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Surbakhal
People Name in Country Surbakhal
Population in Chad 17,000
World Population 17,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 15129
ROP3 Code 109619
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ouaddaï region: Assoungha department, Adré subprefecture, between Hadjer Hadid and Alacha.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ouaddaï region: Assoungha department, Adré subprefecture, between Hadjer Hadid and Alacha..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Surbakhal (17,000 speakers)
Language Code sbj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Surbakhal
Primary Language Surbakhal (17,000 speakers)
Language Code sbj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Surbakhal

Primary Language:  Surbakhal

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 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
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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