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PEID: 11315

ROP: 101074

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Sara-Bagirmi

Language: Bagirmi - (bmi)

Alternate Name(s): Bagirmi

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Chad

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Population: 135,000

Global Population: 135,000

PEID: 11315

ROP: 101074

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Barma of Chad, numbering 135,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Sara-Bagirmi people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Chad. Their primary language is Bagirmi. The primary religion practiced by the Barma is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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