• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ARAB, SHUWA

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 9

Population: 2,706,500

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 2,706,500

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 1,675,500

Number of countries: 3


Affinity Bloc: Arab World

Overview: Shuwa is a term used to describe one of the regional Arab language varieties, spoken predominantly in Chad and Sudan around Lake Chad. 'Baggara,' an Arabic term for nomadic cattle herding, is commonly added to people group names within this people cluster. The term 'Shuwa' is primarily used by non-Arabic speakers to describe their Arabic speaking neighbors.

Peoples within this cluster: Dekakire, Baggara; Fertit; Habbania; Hemat, Baggara; Mahamid, Baggara; Selim; Shuwa

Countries where they are found: Chad; Nigeria; Sudan


People groups: 9

Population: 2,706,500

Unreached people groups: 9

UPG population: 2,706,500

Unengaged UPGs: 7

UUPG population: 1,675,500

Number of countries: 3