Maba, Mabangi in Chad

Unreached of the Day  6/17/2020

Maba, Mabangi in Chad

pronounced: MAH-bah

The Maba are one of the larger non-Arab peoples in Chad. They live mostly in the Ouaddai (said "Wad-dye") region of Eastern Chad around the major market town of Abeche. They have lived in this area for a long time, before known conquerors came. Historically, the Maba were not weakened by invasions. Primarily the Maba society is rural, there are over 600 Maba villages around Abeche.

Ministry Obstacles

The Maba have been Muslims for three centuries. Abeche city, one of the main marketing cities, is also a highly influential Islamic center in Chad. The spiritual dynamics of this place are hostile to the grace of the gospel.

Outreach Ideas

The Mabas are very influential and key in their influence on Chad's Muslim population. Efforts to reach them would probably influence another 10 unreached Muslim people groups living in their region.

Prayer Items

Pray for Maba believers to be filled with the power and the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can overcome spiritual opposition and take Christ to their Muslim neighbors. *Pray for Maba elders and family leaders to have a spiritual hunger that will open them to the ways of Jesus Christ. *Pray for a disciple-making movement to spread into every Maba village in Chad and Sudan.

Scripture Focus

"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3



People Name Maba, Mabangi
Pronunciation:MAH-bah
Country Chad
10/40 Window Yes
Population 530,000
World Population 558,000
Language Maba
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Unspecified
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image