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Beja, Hadendoa in Sudan

Beja, Hadendoa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
82,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Beja, Hadendoa in Sudan

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Introduction / History
"I will never forget our time with the legendary Hadendoa Bejas." The photographer and writer from England continued, "After miles of traveling on a rough road through the scorching hot Sahara Desert near the Red Sea, our guide led our small group on camels. … Suddenly, dwarfed by the mountains, came several dark skinned men with hair so bushy it almost hid their faces. They were Hadendoas collecting firewood, which they would eventually take to sell in a nearby town.… Then several Hadendoa Bejas on camels came towards us with swords in the air and rage in their eyes. We assured them in Arabic that we had come a long way to meet them and had brought coffee as a gift. This immediately relieved the tension. We both dismounted and the leader gave us a warm welcome. Soon we were drinking coffee and were invited to come to their camp."
The 63,000 Hadendoa Bejas are traditionally a pastoral people. Droughts and lack of grazing reserves have caused some to find new livelihoods in farming, labor jobs at seaport cities, or selling some of their products. Although their language is Bedawiyet, many can also speak Arabic. Islamic in identity, most Hadendoa have never heard of the Biblical God.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-24
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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:Al Bahr al Ahmar state; Kassala, Nahr an Nil, and Al Qadarif states, southeast River Nile.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Beja, Hadendoa
People Name General: Beja, Hadendoa
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103626
Joshua Project People ID: 12026
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 82,000
Population all Countries: 82,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster: Beja
People Name General: Beja, Hadendoa
Ethnic Code: CMT33z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bedawiyet (82,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bej    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Hadendoa
Dialect Code:7911
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2008-2010
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoBeja peoples video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bedawiyet
GeneralBible for Children
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Network:North American Beja Partnership
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Beja, Hadendoa in Sudan

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    Beja     Africa, East and Southern    
      Beja, Hadendoa Sudan    
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      Islam     Bedawiyet  
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