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Fur in Egypt


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,300 Fur Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % No   

Fur in Egypt

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Introduction / History
Darfur, in Sudan, means the Homeland of the Fur peoples. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. The Fur are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries. Most Fur people live in Sudan, though some are also in Chad and Egypt.

What are their lives like?
They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle.

What are their beliefs?
The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. The Maliki school emphasizes the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith. Like most Muslims, the Fur people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs. They believe that Allah is too distant to take care of their practical needs.

What are their needs?
The Fur people need to put their identity and hope in Jesus Christ, who provides for all spiritual and physical needs.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord to be the provider for their physical and spiritual needs. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Fur families and neighborhoods. Pray for Holy Spirit led workers among the Fur people in Egypt. Pray for the Fur people to give all their allegiance and thanks to the King of kings.
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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-21
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Country: Egypt
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:35 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
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People Name in Country: Fur
People Name General: Fur
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103084
Joshua Project People ID: 11779
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,300
Population all Countries: 1,299,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Fur
Ethnic Code: NAB66d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fur (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fvr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.04 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.96 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2010-2015
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fur
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
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Fur in Egypt

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Ouaddai-Fur     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Fur Egypt    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Fur in Egypt          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Fur  
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