Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

78 (55.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,400,000

Population in Unreached

9,086,000 (55.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

25.9%

% Evangelical

7.56%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Abu Sharib 83,000 83,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Arab, Turku 38,000 57,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Babalia 12,000 12,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Dekakire 17,000 17,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Baggara, Hemat 28,000 28,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 3,135,000 3,762,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 63
Bakha 2,900 2,900 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Banana, Mussei 373,000 447,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Barein 13,000 13,000 Barein Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barma 138,000 143,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
Bediondo Mbai 194,000 194,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 % -
Bedouin, Soliman 38,000 38,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Bernde 9,700 9,700 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besme, Huner 3,800 3,800 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Bideyat, Beri 9,200 21,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bidio 59,000 59,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bilala 244,000 244,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Birgid 26,000 26,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Bokoruge 98,000 107,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bolgo 5,500 5,500 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Bon Gula 3,300 3,300 Bon Gula Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Boor 300 300 Boor Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bua 24,000 24,000 Bua Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
 Buduma, Kuri Islander 132,000 138,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 3
Bulgeda 57,000 57,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 16,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
Dagba 17,000 56,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
Dai, Dari 153,000 153,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 % -
Daju, Dar Daju 65,000 65,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dangaleat 115,000 115,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Daza 492,000 581,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Deaf 164,000 47,601,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % -
Disa 5,700 5,700 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
English-speaking, general 800 50,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 % -
Fanya 3,000 3,000 Fania Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
Fongoro 4,100 4,100 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 French 17,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 264,000 5,212,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 % 5
 Fulani, Bagirmi 41,000 251,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 Fulani, Nigerian 88,000 16,640,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 2
 Fur 30,000 1,080,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
Gablai, Kabalai 55,000 55,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % -
Gabri 82,000 82,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % -
Gadang 6,800 6,800 Gadang Islam 7.00 % 5.00 % -
Gidar 36,000 195,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 % -
 Gor 155,000 155,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 % -
Gori 1,800 1,800 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Goulai 502,000 502,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Gula Iro, Goula 11,000 11,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 16.00 % -
Gula, Sara Gula 25,000 25,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Hausa 307,000 49,590,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 6
Jaya 6,800 6,800 Jaya Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
Jegu 4,600 4,600 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
Jongor, Dionkor 48,000 48,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaba 57,000 154,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Kaba Demi 123,000 123,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 % -
Kaba Na 108,000 108,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 179,000 191,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 % -
Kado Herde 102,000 102,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Kajakse 41,000 41,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 % 1
 Kanembu 864,000 898,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 17
 Kanuri, Yerwa 186,000 8,109,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 4
Karang 2,900 27,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Karanga 23,000 23,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Kendeje 4,400 4,400 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kenga 109,000 109,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 2
 Kera 137,000 151,000 Kera Christianity 65.00 % 37.00 % -
Kibet 75,000 75,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kim 47,000 47,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kimre 38,000 38,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 % -
Koke 1,800 1,800 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kotoko, Lagwan 27,000 42,000 Lagwan Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
Kotoko, Malgbe 66,000 75,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Kotoko, Maslam 800 1,200 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kotoko, Mpade 5,200 29,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kotoko, Mser 2,700 3,300 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kreda 143,000 143,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kujarge 4,200 4,200 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kuka 137,000 137,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kuo 19,000 30,000 Kuo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Kurumi, Kulfe 12,000 12,000 Kulfa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.00 % -
Kwang 52,000 52,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 % -
Lele 87,000 87,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lutos-Ruto 6,100 30,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 % -
 Maba, Mabangi 530,000 558,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 % 11
 Mahamid 29,000 29,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Majera 1,300 2,100 Majera Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
Mangbai 4,700 19,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mango 101,000 101,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mararit 47,000 84,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
Marba, Kulung 264,000 264,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
Marfa 19,000 19,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 % -
 Masa 232,000 536,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 % -
 Masalit 115,000 572,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Massalat 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Mawa 16,000 16,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 % 1
Mbara 4,200 4,200 Mbara Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Mbum 34,000 134,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Medogo 34,000 34,000 Naba Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
Mesme, Zime 62,000 62,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
Mesmedje 79,000 79,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
Miltu 800 800 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mimi, Amdang 87,000 150,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mire 7,800 7,800 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Mogum 19,000 19,000 Mogum Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mokoulou 40,000 40,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mubi 108,000 108,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mundang 341,000 473,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 % -
Musgum, Mulwi 75,000 283,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 % -
Nancere 140,000 140,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 % -
Ndam, Dam 22,000 22,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Ngam 134,000 159,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Ngambay 1,681,000 1,779,000 Ngambay Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Ngete 33,000 33,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 % -
Nielim, Mjillem 16,000 16,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
Nzakmbay 44,000 66,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 % -
Pana 2,600 130,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 % -
Peve, Lame 77,000 88,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Runga 66,000 96,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saba 3,300 3,300 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Sango 59,000 649,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 454,000 454,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Sara Mbai 268,000 288,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 % -
Sarwa 5,400 5,400 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 1
Sinyar, Shamya 29,000 29,000 Sinyar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sokoro, Tunjur 17,000 19,000 Sokoro Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Somrai, Sabine 23,000 23,000 Somrai Christianity 65.00 % 23.00 % -
Sungor, Asungor 72,000 94,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
Surbakhal 19,000 19,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Tama 193,000 271,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Taram, Temki 1,300 1,300 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tobanga 77,000 77,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 % -
 Torom 21,000 21,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 88,000 130,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tuburi 186,000 379,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 % -
Tumak 78,000 78,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
Tunya 6,900 6,900 Tunia Islam 10.00 % 5.00 % -
Ubi 1,000 1,000 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 159,000 286,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Zan Gula 11,000 11,000 Zan Gula Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Zirenkel 6,500 6,500 Zerenkel Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  141 16,400,000         78 25.93 % 7.56 % 215 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 26,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 16,426,000                

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Provinces Estimated
Population
Barh el Ghazel 382,000
Batha 707,000
Borkou 142,000
Chari-Baguirmi 864,000
Ennedi Est 162,000
Ennedi Ouest 92,000
Guéra 659,000
Hadjer-Lamis 841,000
Kanem 509,000
Lac 653,000
Logone Occidental 1,055,000
Logone Oriental 1,187,000
Mandoul 950,000
Mayo-Kebbi Est 1,171,000
Mayo-Kebbi Ouest 863,000
Moyen-Chari 898,000
Ouaddaï 1,093,000
Salamat 461,000
Sila 576,000
Tandjilé 1,017,000
Tibesti 39,000
Ville de N'Djamena 1,007,000
Wadi Fira 771,000
Provinces:  23 16,099,000
UN Country Population 16,426,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 1,754.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 4,670.6 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 1,254.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 698.3 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
16,400,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Amdang amj 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 5 5 Complete Bible
Arabic, Sudanese Creole pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Assangori sjg 1 1 Translation Needed
Bagirmi bmi 1 1 Bible Portions
Barein bva 1 1 Bible Portions
Bedjond bjv 1 0 New Testament
Besme bes 1 0 Translation Needed
Bidiyo bid 1 1 Translation Started
Birgit btf 1 1 Translation Needed
Bolgo bvo 1 0 Translation Started
Bon Gula glc 1 1 Translation Started
Boor bvf 1 1 Translation Needed
Bua bub 1 1 Translation Started
Buduma bdm 1 1 Bible Portions
Chadian Sign Language cds 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dagba dgk 1 0 New Testament
Daju, Dar Daju djc 1 1 Bible Portions
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1 Unspecified
Dangaleat daa 1 1 New Testament
Day dai 1 0 New Testament
Dazaga dzg 3 3 Bible Portions
Disa dsi 1 1 Translation Needed
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Fania fni 1 1 Translation Needed
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Bagirmi fui 1 1 Translation Started
Fulfulde, Nigerian fuv 1 1 New Testament
Fur fvr 2 2 Bible Portions
Gabri gab 1 0 New Testament
Gadang gdk 1 0 Unspecified
Gidar gid 1 0 New Testament
Gor gqr 1 0 New Testament
Gula glu 1 0 Translation Needed
Gula Iro glj 1 0 Translation Started
Gulay gvl 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Herde hed 1 0 New Testament
Jaya jyy 1 1 Translation Started
Jonkor Bourmataguil jeu 1 1 Translation Needed
Kaba Deme, Sara kwg 1 0 New Testament
Kaba Naa, Sara kwv 1 0 New Testament
Kabalai kvf 1 0 Translation Needed
Kabba ksp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kajakse ckq 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Karang kzr 1 0 Bible Portions
Karanga kth 2 2 Translation Needed
Kendeje klf 1 1 Unspecified
Kenga kyq 1 1 New Testament
Kera ker 1 0 New Testament
Kibet kie 1 1 Translation Needed
Kim kia 1 0 Complete Bible
Kimre kqp 1 0 New Testament
Koke kou 1 0 Unspecified
Kujarge vkj 1 1 Unspecified
Kulfa kxj 1 0 Translation Needed
Kuo xuo 1 0 New Testament
Kwang kvi 1 0 Translation Started
Laal gdm 1 0 Unspecified
Lagwan kot 1 1 Unspecified
Laka lap 1 0 New Testament
Lele lln 1 0 New Testament
Lutos ndy 1 0 New Testament
Maba mde 1 1 Translation Started
Majera xmj 1 1 Translation Needed
Malgbe mxf 1 0 Translation Needed
Mambai mcs 1 0 Bible Portions
Mango mge 1 0 New Testament
Mararit mgb 2 2 Translation Needed
Marba mpg 1 0 Complete Bible
Marfa mvu 1 0 Translation Needed
Masalit mls 1 1 Bible Portions
Masana mcn 1 0 Complete Bible
Maslam msv 1 1 Bible Portions
Masmaje mes 1 1 Translation Needed
Mawa mcw 1 1 Translation Started
Mbara mpk 1 0 Unspecified
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbum mdd 1 0 New Testament
Mesme zim 1 0 New Testament
Migaama mmy 1 1 Bible Portions
Miltu mlj 1 0 Unspecified
Mogum mou 1 1 Translation Started
Morom bdo 1 1 Translation Needed
Mpade mpi 1 1 Bible Portions
Mser kqx 1 1 Unspecified
Mubi mub 1 1 Translation Needed
Mukulu moz 1 0 New Testament
Mulgi mvh 1 1 Translation Started
Mundang mua 1 0 Complete Bible
Musey mse 1 0 Complete Bible
Musgu mug 1 0 Complete Bible
Naba mne 3 3 Translation Started
Nancere nnc 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndam ndm 1 1 Bible Portions
Ngam nmc 1 0 New Testament
Ngambay sba 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngete nnn 1 0 Bible Portions
Niellim nie 1 1 Bible Portions
Nzakambay nzy 1 0 New Testament
Pana pnz 1 0 Bible Portions
Peve lme 1 0 New Testament
Runga rou 1 1 Translation Needed
Saba saa 1 1 Translation Started
Sango sag 1 0 Complete Bible
Sar mwm 1 0 Complete Bible
Sarua swy 1 1 Unspecified
Sinyar sys 1 1 Unspecified
Sokoro sok 1 0 Bible Portions
Somrai sor 1 0 Bible Portions
Surbakhal sbj 1 1 Translation Needed
Tama tma 1 1 Translation Needed
Tamki tax 1 1 Translation Needed
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tobanga tng 1 0 New Testament
Toram trj 1 1 Unspecified
Tumak tmc 1 0 New Testament
Tunia tug 1 0 Translation Started
Tupuri tui 1 0 Complete Bible
Ubi ubi 1 1 Translation Started
Zaghawa zag 2 2 Translation Needed
Zan Gula zna 1 1 Translation Started
Zerenkel zrn 1 1 Translation Started
Totals: 129 141 78   27 35 26 81 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.6 %)
25.9 %
Ethnic Religions
16.4 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
57.2 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
8.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
16.6 %
Protestant
49.5 %
Roman Catholic
24.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Chad Statistics
People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 78  (55.3%)
Population 16,400,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 9,086,000  (55.4%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 25.9%
Percent Evangelical 7.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 215
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 23%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code CD
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardFrench
Literacy Rate 26%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,136,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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