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Abaza, Arabized in Egypt

Abaza, Arabized

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % No   

Abaza, Arabized in Egypt

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Introduction / History
The Abaza people hail from what is now southwestern Russia. There are a number of Sunni Muslim people in that volatile region. Some have migrated to Egypt and other countries hoping to find peace and prosperity. As time goes on, the Abaza people have adopted many of the linguistic and cultural ways of the Arab majority. For this reason, we call them "Arabized" Abazas.

What are their lives like?
The Abazinians in Egypt have managed to become part of Egypt's elite. For many generations they have inter-married with the movers and shakers of Egypt, the largest and in some ways the most influential country in the Arabic-speaking world.

What are their beliefs?
Arabized Abazas are Sunni Muslims who believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.

Prayer Points
Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly as they bless Abaza families and neighborhoods. Ask the Lord to save key leaders who will boldly disciple others in the ways of Jesus. Pray for the discipleship groups to spread from family to family.

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Country: Egypt
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:20 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Abaza, Arabized
People Name General: Abaza
Alternate People Names:
AbazinianApswa
ROP3 Code: 100011
Joshua Project People ID: 10125
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 74,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Caucasus
People Name General: Abaza
Ethnic Code: CEW17a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): arz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.90 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox60.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
 
(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: 1905-2007
New Testament:
1932
Complete Bible: 2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bible Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 4 - Sowing of the Word
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Arabic, Egyptian Spo ...
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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