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Abu Sharib in Chad



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
74,000 Mararit Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % Not available Not available   

Abu Sharib in Chad

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Introduction / History
The Mararit and the Ab Sharib call themselves also the 'Ibilak'. They basically speak the same language with some slight differences. They share a common ancestral heritage.

Where are they located?
Most of them live in the east of Chad, north-east of the major market town of Abeche. The Ab Sharib branch of the Mararit people group moved northwards some time ago, into a more mountainous area.

What are their lives like?
Both groups benefit from living in an area with plentiful water supply. The gardens around the rivers can be cultivated all year round and they don't have to move their herds around to find water like some other groups in northern Chad. Agriculture lies at the heart of the life in Ibilak villages.

In many ways they appear to be satisfied with life. Living in an area with good water supplies they can subsist well, sustaining a traditional lifestyle in ways passed down from their forebears. In recent decades there were large numbers who went elsewhere for work when there were years with famine conditions. These days many of the men travel to other places, such as the Sudan or Ndjamena. With extra resources in hand many have returned and many plan to return and resume their livelihood in their villages in the Ouaddai province.

What are their beliefs?
Around the time the rains are expected, sacrifices are made before the seeds of their main staple, the millet, is sown. With that they ask for God's blessing of enough rain and a good harvest. These sacrifices probably go back to practices of pre-Islamic traditions, but today all the Ibilak profess to be Moslems.

Prayer Points
The Ibilak are a totally unreached people group. Pray that they will become open to hear the Gospel and that "the feet of those bringing the Good News" will come to the heartland of these people who have yet to discover of who Jesus really is and what he could mean to them.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Chad
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Wadi Fira region: Biltine Department, Am Zoer Subprefecture (Abou Charib); Ouaddaï region: Assoungha department, Mabrone subprefecture (Mararit).
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Abu Sharib
People Name General: Abu Sharib
Alternate People Names:
Abou Charib
ROP3 Code: 100027
Joshua Project People ID: 10136
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 74,000
Population all Countries: 74,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Abu Sharib
Ethnic Code: NAB66d
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Language
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Primary Language: Mararit (74,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mgb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.01 %(Evangelical: 0.01 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.99 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian100.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
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Abu Sharib in Chad

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