Zirenkel in Chad

The Zirenkel have only been reported in Chad
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Introduction / History

Ancestors of the Zirenkel speakers of the Mongo area of Central Chad were originally Mubi from the Mangalmé area, around 150km to the east. At some point they moved west and the Dadju gave the land for three villages: Dambiro, Nikel and Sirbodom between the Dadjo and Dangaleat areas.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Zirenkel live a similar subsistence agricultural lifestyle to other peoples of the Guera, intermarrying with Dadju and Dangaleat and others.

They are entirely Muslim, their existence as a distinct language group was only recently discovered. Though their language and the larger Mubi language to the east have many similar words, the Zirenkel cannot understand Mubi. Many are bilingual however in Chadian Arabic, Dadju or Dangaleat.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Zirenkel
People Name in Country Zirenkel
Population in Chad 6,200
World Population 6,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 18975
ROP3 Code 115261
Country Chad
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Mongo subprefecture, Canton Dadjo I, Dambiro, Sirbodom, and Nikel villages.   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: Mongo subprefecture, Canton Dadjo I, Dambiro, Sirbodom, and Nikel villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Zerenkel (6,200 speakers)
Language Code zrn   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Zirenkel
Dialect Code 19370   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Zerenkel
Primary Language Zerenkel (6,200 speakers)
Language Code zrn   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Zirenkel
Dialect Code 19370   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Zerenkel

Primary Language:  Zerenkel

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 Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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