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Dar Hamid in Sudan

Dar Hamid

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
843,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Dar Hamid in Sudan

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Introduction / History
The Dar Hamid consist of a group of about nineteen tribes and smaller groups. They are culturally similar and are led by a single leader, called a nazir. Although the origins of the tribes vary, most Dar Hamid descend from Arabia.

Where are they located?
The Dar Hamid live in Northern Sudan.

What are their lives like?
The Dar Hamid are nomadic, moving around with their herds in search of vegetation. Their system of migration is complex, and families often split up and move to different areas at various times of the year. Livestock is then traded for essentials such as grain, salt, tea, cloth, etc. Camels are also extremely important to the Dar Hamid. They provide milk, which is essential, as well as meat, hair for tents, and transportation.

Because of the need to move with their herds, the Dar Hamid live in homes that can be easily transported. The structures are tents made of camel hair and cotton. They don't have much furniture but usually have a bed that is made of palm ribs that are bound together with strips of leather. Because of their nomadic lifestyle, the Dar Hamid have very few items in their homes that do not have practical value. However, they are extremely hospitable by tradition, so their tents are often decorated with leather and wool in order to provide a more inviting environment.

Men in Dar Hamid society are the ones who move with the herds, while the women and children remain with the tents and tend to the gardens.

For protection in the dangerous desert, all Dar Hamid men carry daggers, usually sheathed and strapped to their left arms. They also carry shotguns, swords, or rifles. Because bandits are common as well, they have learned to sleep lightly in order to protect themselves.

When a tribe member kills an animal, the tribe will eat meat, but their normal diet consists of tea with camel milk. In recent years, the Dar Hamid have experienced economic difficulty. Prior to the 1960s, the number of livestock a tribe owned was determined by how much water they had access to. In the 1960s, however, the government drilled new wells, which resulted in larger herds. However, there was then not enough food for the extra animals, and decreased rainfall made the situation even more dismal. As a result, many Dar Hamid have lost their livestock and been forced to leave their land.

What are their beliefs?
Traditionally, the Dar Hamid are Sunni Muslims, although it is generally a strictly cultural identification and most don't even know much about Islam. Islam requires that a Muslim pray five times per day. However, most Dar Hamid pray only when they feel like it, and others do not pray at all.

Because water is a scarce resource, ritual cleansing is also often eliminated completely. In addition, some forms of folk Islam are present among the Dar Hamid. For example, fakis, or holy men, often make charms and then sell them to the people for personal profit.

What are their needs?
Because illiteracy is very prevalent among the Dar Hamid, educators and English teachers would be able to provide valuable service for these Muslims.

Many areas in Sudan are suffering loss and disease. Humanitarian aid in healthcare and community training could prove very helpful.

Those with skills in water purification and treatment could provide help and better health to this people group living in the dry climates of Sudan.

Prayer Points
Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Dar Hamid toward Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
Pray that God will open the hearts of Sudan's governmental leaders to the Gospel.
Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Dar Hamid who will boldly declare the Gospel.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-10-10
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Country: Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Primarily north
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dar Hamid
People Name General: Dar Hamid
ROP3 Code: 102447
Joshua Project People ID: 11502
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 843,000
Population all Countries: 843,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Sudan
People Name General: Dar Hamid
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (843,000 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 Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
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:
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 Bible Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spo ...
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
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Dar Hamid in Sudan

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Arab, Sudan     Africa, East and Southern    
      Dar Hamid Sudan    
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            Dar Hamid in Sudan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Sudanese Spoken  
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