Chad TD

53,930

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

6,070

Indicated decisions 2014

13.6 million

Population

4.4 million

Christians
1.2 million are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Chad
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    This nation is on the edge of African and Islamic societies, so has characteristics of both.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    184/187
  • Internet Access

    2.40% (144th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Sara-Bagirmi (23.8%), Chadic (17.9%); Arab (14.5%); Ouaddai-Fur (12.7%), Adamawa-Ubangi (7.3%); Guera-Naba (4.4%); Fulbe (2.9%); Other Sub-Saharan African (2.4%).
  • Common Languages

    French, Arabic
  • Economy

    About 80% agricultural and livestock economy; 80% of the people live below the poverty line.
    Growth hindered by drought, civil wars, lack of seaport, and poor infrastructure.
    Recent discovery of mineral and oil deposits may help, but corruption is a problem.
  • History / Politics

    Freedom from France in 1960, but long history of violence, coups, and rebel activity.
    The Zaghawa tribe dominates the government even though it is suppose to be democratic.
    Darfur (Sudan) conflict caused 400,000 refugees to enter east Chad, but aid came also.
    Some consider Chad the world’s most corrupt government.
  • Spirituality

    Tribal rivalries between the Muslim north and the Christian south create strife.
    Tribal rivalries within churches also hinder spiritual maturity.
    Traditional religions and animism are problems in some churches.
    Many Muslims have heard the Gospel, and doubted Islam due to Islamic violence in Darfur.
    Chad has more unreached people than any country in Africa.
  • Prayers

    Pray for a stable and just government and that corruption will decrease.
    Pray for church unity and that Christians will desire to evangelize more than gather wealth.
    Pray that the Lord would provide better Christian training and materials to improve growth.
    Pray that the church will send missionaries to unreached people.
    Pray that this Muslim-majority country will continue to allow the Gospel to be presented.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.