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Birgid, Arabized in Sudan



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
159,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Birgid, Arabized in Sudan

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Introduction / History
Arabization of the African peoples of Sudan began in the 1300s with the powerful Ja'alin tribe. This country has been becoming more Arab and less African ever since. Sudan is a mixture of Arabic culture from the north and sub-Saharan African culture from the south. The Arabic culture is dominant, and many of the African peoples, including the Birgids, learn Arabic and live more like Arabs than sub-Saharan Africans. Being more "Arab" than "African" allows someone to be part of the culture that holds political and economic power. For the most part, the Birgid culture is being eclipsed by the Arabs, so most Birgid people are now "Arabized."

Where are they located?
The Birgid people live both in southern Sudan and Chad.

What are their lives like?
The Birgid people have an ongoing conflict with the Rezeigat Arabs. This has driven many of the Arabized Birgids to seek safety my moving to other places. Some have lived as internally displaced people (IDP), while others have managed to start their lives over in a new location.

What are their beliefs?
The Arabized Birgid people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim, though they have many non-Koranic beliefs mixed in with Islam. This is true for just about any African Muslim people.

What are their needs?
The Arabized Birgid people need to find ways to make a good living, free from violence. Their children need schools that will prepare them for the future.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Arabized Birgid people to have the chance to hear about what Jesus Christ has to offer them.
* Pray for them to have the gift of faith that will draw them to the only savior.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among this Muslim people group.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10807/CD
http://allafrica.com/stories/201505261106.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabization

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Country: Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:6 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Primarily north
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Birgid, Arabized
People Name General: Birgid, Arabized
Alternate People Names:
BirgidKajjara
Murgi
ROP3 Code: 101483
Joshua Project People ID: 10872
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 159,000
Population all Countries: 159,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nubian
People Name General: Birgid, Arabized
Ethnic Code: NAB62m
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (159,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): apd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1927-1964
New Testament:
1978Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spo ...
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
 
 
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