• PEOPLE NAME: KANEMBU OF CHAD

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PEID: 11374

ROP: 104570

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kanuri-Saharan

Language: Kanembu - (kbl)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Chad

Also found in: Niger; Nigeria

Population: 863,000

Global Population: 894,600


PEID: 11374

ROP: 104570

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Kanembu of Chad, numbering 863,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kanuri-Saharan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 894,600 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Kanembu. The primary religion practiced by the Kanembu is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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