Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

80 (56.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

16,892,000

Population in Unreached

9,372,000 (55.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

25.54%

% Evangelical

7.28%

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 85,000 85,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Arab, Turku 39,000 58,000 Juba Arabic Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Babalia 12,000 12,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Dekakire 18,000 18,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Baggara, Hemat 29,000 29,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 3,228,000 3,870,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 65
Bakha 3,000 3,000 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Banana, Mussei 384,000 460,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Barein 13,000 13,000 Barein Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barma 142,000 147,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
Bediondo Mbai 200,000 200,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 % -
Bedouin, Soliman 40,000 40,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Bernde 10,000 10,000 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besme, Huner 3,900 3,900 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Bideyat, Beri 9,500 22,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bidio 61,000 61,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bilala 252,000 252,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Birgid 27,000 27,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Bokoruge 101,000 110,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Bolgo 5,700 5,700 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Bon Gula 3,400 3,400 Bon Gula Ethnic Religions 0.42 % 0.42 % 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 136,000 142,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 3
Bulgeda 58,000 58,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 17,000 15,472,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
Dagba 18,000 58,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
Dai, Dari 158,000 158,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 % -
Daju, Dar Daju 67,000 67,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dangaleat 119,000 119,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Daza 507,000 600,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Deaf 169,000 48,207,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % -
Disa 5,800 5,800 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 English-speaking, general 800 51,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 % -
Fanya 3,100 3,100 Fania Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
Fongoro 4,200 4,200 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 French 18,000 50,609,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 272,000 5,341,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 % 5
 Fulani, Bagirmi 42,000 256,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 Fulani, Nigerian 91,000 17,065,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 2
 Fur 31,000 1,245,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
Gablai, Kabalai 57,000 57,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % -
Gabri 84,000 84,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % -
Gadang 7,000 7,000 Gadang Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 1
Gidar 37,000 200,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 % -
 Gor 160,000 160,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 % -
Gori 1,800 1,800 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Goulai 517,000 517,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Gula Iro, Goula 12,000 12,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 0.55 % -
Gula, Sara Gula 25,000 25,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Hausa 316,000 51,752,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 6
Jaya 7,000 7,000 Jaya Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 1
Jegu 4,700 4,700 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
Jongor, Dionkor 49,000 49,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaba 59,000 158,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Kaba Demi 127,000 127,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 % -
Kaba Na 111,000 111,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 185,000 197,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 % -
Kado Herde 105,000 105,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Kajakse 42,000 42,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 % 1
 Kanembu 890,000 926,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 18
 Kanuri, Yerwa 191,000 8,318,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 4
Karang 3,000 28,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Karanga 23,000 23,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Kendeje 4,600 4,600 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kenga 112,000 112,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 2
 Kera 141,000 155,000 Kera Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Kibet 77,000 77,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kim 49,000 49,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kimre 39,000 39,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 % -
Koke 1,900 1,900 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kotoko, Lagwan 27,000 42,000 Lagwan Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
Kotoko, Malgbe 68,000 78,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Kotoko, Maslam 800 1,200 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kotoko, Mpade 5,400 30,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kotoko, Mser 2,700 3,400 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kreda 147,000 147,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kujarge 4,300 4,300 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kuka 141,000 141,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kuo 20,000 31,000 Kuo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Kurumi, Kulfe 12,000 12,000 Kulfa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.00 % -
Kwang 53,000 53,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 % -
Lele 90,000 90,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lutos-Ruto 6,300 30,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 % -
 Maba, Mabangi 546,000 574,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 % 11
 Mahamid 29,000 29,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Majera 1,300 2,200 Majera Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
Mangbai 4,800 19,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mango 104,000 104,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mararit 49,000 87,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
Marba, Kulung 272,000 272,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
Marfa 19,000 19,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 % -
 Masa 239,000 551,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 % -
 Masalit 118,000 586,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Massalat 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Mawa 17,000 17,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 % 1
Mbara 4,300 4,300 Mbara Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
Mbum 35,000 138,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Medogo 35,000 35,000 Naba Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
Mesme, Zime 64,000 64,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
Mesmedje 81,000 81,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
Miltu 900 900 Miltu Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mimi, Amdang 90,000 154,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mogum 20,000 20,000 Mogum Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mokoulou 41,000 41,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mubi 112,000 112,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mulgi 8,000 8,000 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Mundang 351,000 486,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 % -
Musgum, Mulwi 77,000 290,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 % -
Nancere 145,000 145,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 % -
Ndam, Dam 22,000 22,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Ngam 138,000 163,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Ngambay 1,731,000 1,832,000 Ngambay Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Ngete 34,000 34,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 % -
Nielim, Mjillem 16,000 16,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
Nzakmbay 45,000 68,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 % -
Pana 2,600 133,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 % -
Peve, Lame 79,000 90,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Runga 68,000 98,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saba 3,400 3,400 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Sango 60,000 661,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 467,000 467,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Sara Mbai 276,000 297,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 % -
Sarwa 5,600 5,600 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 1
Sinyar, Shamya 30,000 30,000 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 74,000 96,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
Surbakhal 19,000 19,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Tama 199,000 279,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Taram, Temki 1,300 1,300 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tobanga 79,000 79,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 % -
 Torom 22,000 22,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 90,000 134,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tuburi 191,000 389,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 % -
Tumak 80,000 80,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
Tunya 7,100 7,100 Tunia Islam 10.00 % 5.00 % -
 Ubi 7,200 7,200 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 164,000 294,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Zan Gula 12,000 12,000 Zan Gula Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Zirenkel 6,700 6,700 Zerenkel Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  141 16,892,000         80 25.54 % 7.28 % 220 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 23,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 16,915,000                

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Province 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 16,915,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,716.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 4,583.8 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 1,227.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 683.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
16,892,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this 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 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 Bible Portions
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 1 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
Juba Arabic pga 1 1 Bible Portions
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 New Testament
Kajakse ckq 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Karang kzr 1 0 New Testament
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 1 Unspecified
Mbay myb 1 0 Complete Bible
Mbum mdd 1 0 New Testament
Mesme zim 1 0 New Testament
Migaama mmy 1 1 New Testament
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 80   27 37 26 81 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.3 %)
25.5 %
Ethnic Religions
16.9 %
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
8.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
16.6 %
Protestant
49.4 %
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 80  (56.7%)
Population 16,892,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 9,372,000  (55.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 25.5%
Percent Evangelical 7.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 220
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 12,500,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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