• PEOPLE NAME: GADANG OF CHAD


PEID: 11350

ROP: 103111

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Gadang - (gdk)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Chad

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Population: 4,300

Global Population: 4,300


PEID: 11350

ROP: 103111

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Gadang of Chad, numbering 4,300, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Chadic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Chad. Their primary language is Gadang. The primary religion practiced by the Gadang is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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