Zan Gula in Chad

The Zan Gula have only been reported in Chad
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Introduction / History

On the foot of a hill towering over the otherwise flat horizon live the Zan Gula.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The rough terrain of the Guera region makes it necessary for the Zan Gula to work hard for survival. The soil is hard, and the seeds must be planted with the hot, burning sun overhead, so that when the rains fall in July there will be a harvest of millet for the whole family to eat. The harvest is stored in a granary formed from the clay soil, so there will be enough to eat until the rains fall next year, and the cycle begins all over again.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although they call themselves Muslims, the animism is still very much alive, including animal sacrifice, witchcraft, secret societies, idol worship, belief in and appeasement of ancestral spirits, spiritual healing and all the rest of it. A small church of Christians from southern people groups exists in Zan village. Their pastor is a Chadian from another people group, supported through churches in the United Kingdom. An evangelist-nurse from yet another Chadian ethnic group is also part of the team. Their desire and vision is to see the Zan Gula come to know the only savior. Though the soil of the Zan Gula's hearts has been hard, and their labors toiling, it is encouraging to see some Zan Gula express interest in the good news.


What Are Their Needs?

The Zan Gula people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Zan Gula in Chad.

Pray that the Zan Gula people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for more workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Zan Gula
People Name in Country Zan Gula
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gula; Moriil
People ID 16084
ROP3 Code 111142
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, Chinguil; Moyen-Chari region: northwest of Lake Iro.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Chad
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, Chinguil; Moyen-Chari region: northwest of Lake Iro..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Zan Gula (12,000 speakers)
Language Code zna   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Zan Gula (12,000 speakers)
Language Code zna   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Zan Gula

Primary Language:  Zan Gula

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
27.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
70.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
100.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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