• PEOPLE NAME: ZAGHAWA OF CHAD

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PEID: 11470

ROP: 111134

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Kanuri-Saharan

Language: Zaghawa - (zag)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Chad

Also found in: Libya; Sudan

Population: 163,000

Global Population: 412,700


PEID: 11470

ROP: 111134

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Zaghawa of Chad, numbering 163,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kanuri-Saharan people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 412,700 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Zaghawa. The primary religion practiced by the Zaghawa is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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