Babalia in Chad

The Babalia have only been reported in Chad
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Introduction / History

Chad has many ethnic groups. Among them are the Babalia, also known as the Mubi. They live in western Chad, near both Cameroon and Nigeria. Most live in Chad’s Mayo-Kebbi Est region.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most people in Chad, the Babalia are farmers who grow maize, rice, millet and sorghum. Most also raise livestock: goats, sheep and cattle. They love the arts, especially dance, music and storytelling.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are officially Sunni Muslim, the Babalia also worship their ancestral spirits. This is a common spiritual stronghold in much of the African continent.


What Are Their Needs?

The Babalia are facing multiple challenges. There are needless conflicts with neighboring tribes. An ongoing drought has made food production an issue. Fortunately, they are embracing new technology which has the potential to help them survive these problems.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the Babalia people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Babalia in Chad.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Babalia
People Name in Country Babalia
Alternate Names Babalia Arab
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 14,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10537
ROP3 Code 100688
ROP25 Code 300636
ROP25 Name Babalia
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Hadjer-Lamis region: N’Djamena department, north of Djermaya and between Karal and Tourba. 23 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Hadjer-Lamis region: N’Djamena department, north of Djermaya and between Karal and Tourba. 23 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 %
Primary Language Arabic, Chadian (14,000 speakers)
Language Code shu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Chadian (14,000 speakers)
Language Code shu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Chadian

Primary Language:  Arabic, Chadian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1964)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2012)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2019-2021)
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Chadian Spoken Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Arabic, Chadian Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Arabic, Chadian Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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