Country: Chad

Number of People Groups

141

People Groups Unreached

80 (56.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

17,721,000

Population in Unreached

9,841,000 (55.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

25.50%

% 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 90,000 90,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Arab, Turku 41,000 61,000 Juba Arabic Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Babalia 13,000 13,000 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 31,000 31,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 3,382,000 4,096,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 68
Bakha 3,100 3,100 Karanga Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Banana, Mussei 402,000 480,000 Musey Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 % -
Barein 14,000 14,000 Barein Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barma 148,000 153,000 Bagirmi Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 3
Bediondo Mbai 209,000 209,000 Bedjond Christianity 77.00 % 23.00 % -
Bedouin, Soliman 42,000 42,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Bernde 10,000 10,000 Morom Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besme, Huner 4,100 4,100 Besme Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
Bideyat, Beri 9,900 23,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bidio 64,000 64,000 Bidiyo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bilala 264,000 264,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Birgid 28,000 28,000 Birgit Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Bokoruge 106,000 115,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bolgo 6,000 6,000 Bolgo Islam 30.00 % 18.00 % -
Bon Gula 3,500 3,500 Bon Gula Ethnic Religions 0.42 % 0.42 % 1
Boor 300 300 Boor Islam 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
Bua 26,000 26,000 Bua Ethnic Religions 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
 Buduma, Kuri Islander 143,000 151,000 Buduma Islam 0.04 % 0.03 % 3
Bulgeda 61,000 61,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 18,000 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
Dagba 19,000 65,000 Dagba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
Dai, Dari 166,000 166,000 Day Christianity 58.00 % 34.00 % -
Daju, Dar Daju 70,000 70,000 Daju, Dar Daju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dangaleat 124,000 124,000 Dangaleat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Daza 531,000 628,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Deaf 177,000 49,091,000 Chadian Sign Language Islam 38.46 % -
Disa 6,100 6,100 Disa Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 1
 English-speaking, general 900 53,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 50.00 % -
Fanya 3,200 3,200 Fania Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
Fongoro 4,400 7,500 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 French 18,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.30 % -
 Fulani, Adamawa 301,000 4,992,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.15 % 0.10 % 6
 Fulani, Bagirmi 44,000 287,000 Fulfulde, Bagirmi Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 Fulani, Nigerian 95,000 17,992,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 2
 Fur 32,000 1,299,000 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
Gablai, Kabalai 59,000 59,000 Kabalai Christianity 63.00 % 20.00 % -
Gabri 88,000 88,000 Gabri Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 33.00 % -
Gadang 7,300 7,300 Gadang Islam 0.03 % 0.03 % 1
Gidar 39,000 207,000 Gidar Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 21.00 % -
 Gor 167,000 167,000 Gor Christianity 81.00 % 10.00 % -
Gori 1,900 1,900 Laal Islam 10.00 % 7.00 % -
Goulai 541,000 541,000 Gulay Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Gula Iro, Goula 12,000 12,000 Gula Iro Christianity 41.00 % 0.95 % -
Gula, Sara Gula 26,000 26,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 10.00 % -
 Hausa 332,000 53,725,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 7
Jaya 7,300 7,300 Jaya Islam 0.27 % 0.27 % 1
Jegu 5,000 5,000 Jonkor Bourmataguil Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 1
Jongor, Dionkor 51,000 51,000 Migaama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaba 61,000 183,000 Kabba Christianity 60.00 % 26.00 % -
Kaba Demi 133,000 133,000 Kaba Deme, Sara Christianity 69.90 % 39.00 % -
Kaba Na 116,000 116,000 Kaba Naa, Sara Christianity 74.00 % 28.00 % -
Kabba-Laka 194,000 206,000 Laka Christianity 86.00 % 33.00 % -
Kado Herde 110,000 110,000 Herde Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
Kajakse 44,000 44,000 Kajakse Islam 0.06 % 0.04 % 1
 Kanembu 932,000 969,000 Kanembu Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 19
 Kanuri, Yerwa 200,000 8,606,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 4
Karang 3,100 28,000 Karang Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Karanga 25,000 25,000 Karanga Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Kendeje 4,800 4,800 Kendeje Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kenga 118,000 118,000 Kenga Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 2
 Kera 148,000 162,000 Kera Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Kibet 81,000 81,000 Kibet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kim 51,000 51,000 Kim Christianity 62.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kimre 41,000 41,000 Kimre Christianity 59.00 % 38.00 % -
Koke 2,000 2,000 Koke Ethnic Religions 49.00 % 30.00 % -
 Kotoko, Lagwan 29,000 45,000 Lagwan Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
Kotoko, Malgbe 72,000 82,000 Malgbe Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 % -
Kotoko, Maslam 900 1,300 Maslam Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kotoko, Mpade 5,700 32,000 Mpade Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kotoko, Mser 2,900 3,600 Mser Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kreda 154,000 154,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kujarge 4,500 4,500 Kujarge Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 1
 Kuka 148,000 148,000 Naba Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kuo 21,000 33,000 Kuo Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Kurumi, Kulfe 13,000 13,000 Kulfa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 20.00 % -
Kwang 56,000 56,000 Kwang Christianity 73.00 % 28.00 % -
Lele 94,000 94,000 Lele Islam 45.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lutos-Ruto 6,600 34,000 Lutos Christianity 50.00 % 23.00 % -
 Maba, Mabangi 572,000 601,000 Maba Islam 0.04 % 0.01 % 11
 Mahamid 31,000 31,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Majera 1,400 2,300 Majera Islam 0.11 % 0.00 % 1
Mangbai 5,000 20,000 Mambai Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mango 109,000 109,000 Mango Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Mararit 51,000 90,000 Mararit Islam 0.03 % 0.01 % 1
Marba, Kulung 285,000 285,000 Marba Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
Marfa 20,000 20,000 Marfa Islam 5.00 % 3.70 % -
 Masa 250,000 570,000 Masana Christianity 59.00 % 25.00 % -
 Masalit 124,000 613,000 Masalit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
 Massalat 38,000 38,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Mawa 18,000 18,000 Mawa Islam 0.50 % 0.50 % 1
Mbara 4,500 4,500 Mbara Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
Mbum 37,000 144,000 Mbum Islam 25.00 % 16.00 % -
Medogo 37,000 37,000 Naba Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
Mesme, Zime 67,000 67,000 Mesme Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 % -
Mesmedje 85,000 85,000 Masmaje Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 2
Miltu 900 900 Bagirmi Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mimi, Amdang 94,000 161,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mogum 21,000 21,000 Mogum Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mokoulou 43,000 43,000 Mukulu Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 7.00 % -
Mubi 117,000 117,000 Mubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mulgi 8,400 8,400 Mulgi Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
Mundang 368,000 507,000 Mundang Christianity 50.00 % 5.00 % -
Musgum, Mulwi 81,000 300,000 Musgu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 23.00 % -
Nancere 152,000 152,000 Nancere Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 % -
Ndam, Dam 23,000 23,000 Ndam Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 1
Ngam 145,000 173,000 Ngam Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Ngambay 1,813,000 1,916,000 Ngambay Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Ngete 35,000 35,000 Ngete Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 25.00 % -
Nielim, Mjillem 17,000 17,000 Niellim Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
Nzakmbay 48,000 71,000 Nzakambay Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 23.00 % -
Pana 2,800 149,000 Pana Islam 42.00 % 2.00 % -
Peve, Lame 83,000 94,000 Peve Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Runga 71,000 106,000 Runga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Saba 3,600 3,600 Saba Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Sango 63,000 734,000 Sango Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Sara Majingai-Ngama, Sar 490,000 490,000 Sar Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Sara Mbai 289,000 311,000 Mbay Christianity 89.00 % 9.00 % -
Sarwa 5,900 5,900 Sarua Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 1
Sinyar, Shamya 32,000 32,000 Sinyar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
Sokoro, Tunjur 18,000 20,000 Sokoro Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Somrai, Sabine 25,000 25,000 Somrai Christianity 65.00 % 23.00 % -
Sungor, Asungor 78,000 101,000 Assangori Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 2
Surbakhal 20,000 20,000 Surbakhal Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Tama 209,000 293,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Taram, Temki 1,400 1,400 Tamki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tobanga 83,000 83,000 Tobanga Christianity 55.00 % 35.00 % -
 Torom 23,000 23,000 Toram Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 1
 Tubu, Teda 95,000 140,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tuburi 200,000 403,000 Tupuri Christianity 83.00 % 38.00 % -
Tumak 84,000 84,000 Tumak Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
Tunya 7,500 7,500 Tunia Islam 10.00 % 5.00 % -
 Ubi 7,600 7,600 Ubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Zaghawa 172,000 307,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Zan Gula 12,000 12,000 Zan Gula Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Zirenkel 7,000 7,000 Zerenkel Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  141 17,721,000         80 25.50 % 7.28 % 228 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 2,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 17,723,000                

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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 17,723,000
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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 2 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 Bible Portions
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
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 New Testament
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 Started
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 Started
Zan Gula zna 1 1 Translation Started
Zerenkel zrn 1 1 Translation Started
Totals: 128 141 80   27 40 27 81 7
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Chad Statistics
People Groups 141
Unreached People Groups 80  (56.7%)
Population 17,721,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Population in Unreached 9,841,000  (55.5%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 25.5%
Percent Evangelical 7.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 228
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 22%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,822,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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