• PEOPLE NAME: MESMEDJE OF CHAD


PEID: 11415

ROP: 106566

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Chadic

Language: Masmaje - (mes)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Chad

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Population: 44,000

Global Population: 44,000


PEID: 11415

ROP: 106566

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: No Evangelicals, Churches or Resources


Overview: The Mesmedje of Chad, numbering 44,000, are Unengaged and 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 Masmaje. The primary religion practiced by the Mesmedje 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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