Gablai, Kabalai in Chad

Gablai, Kabalai
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People Name: Gablai, Kabalai
Country: Chad
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 55,000
World Population: 55,000
Primary Language: Kabalai
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 63.00 %
Evangelicals: 20.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Kabalay people live in southern Chad around the town of Laï.

Living along one of the major rivers in Chad, their living is made from fishing and agriculture.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Missionaries first came to the region in the early 20th century, and as a result of the obedience of a few, the Bible has been translated in the neighboring Nancere language.

What Are Their Needs?

Almost all Kabalay understand Nancere well, although it is not their own language. The churches in the Kabalay area use the Nancere Scriptures, but few can read it well. Even though almost every Kabalay adheres to one church or another, many also hold on to their traditional religious beliefs. The gospel has yet to penetrate deeply in the hearts of the Kabalay so that they see that God does not accept following Him and appeasing the spirits at the same time.

Prayer Points

Since not many Kabalay know how to read, pray for an organized literacy program to take place among the Kabalay community, so that many Kabalay can begin to read the Word of God daily and apply its truths to their lives.

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