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Arab, Sudanese in Canada

Arab, Sudanese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %   

Arab, Sudanese in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Sudanese Arabs originated in the Khartoum region of Sudan many centuries ago. Today, they live primarily in northern and central Sudan and in Egypt. A few groups are also scattered in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Libya, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates.

The first "pure" Arabs were called "Bedouins." They were tribal nomads from Saudi Arabia, famous for their love of poetry and war. The Sudanese are a tribe who branched off of the Bedouins. Sudanese Arabs have also intermarried with African tribes, so they are a hybrid Arab culture.

For decades, Sudan has been wracked with bloodshed. First there was fighting between the "Arab" northerners and the southern African peoples. The violence did not stop after the southern regions split into a different country. Killings, mass rapes, looting of livestock and burning of villages by the Arab militia, janjaweed, have devastated Sudan. Though the African populations have been most affected by this, there is much violence against the Arab populations as well. Some of the Arab people have had no choice but to leave Sudan.

Where are they located?
Sudanese Arabs in Canada live in Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, and other urban centers.

What are their lives like?
Many Sudanese Arabs in Canada are unemployed due to a lack of language or job skills.

What are their beliefs?
The Sudanese Arabs are Muslims, as are most Arabs. Identification with the Islamic religion is one of the primary cultural characteristics of most Arabs. They are devoted to their faith, and this is evident in their daily life.

What are their needs?
The Sudanese Arabs have left a land of cruel violence and abuse. Some are traumatized. Most all of them need language and work skills so they can take on new lives in Canada.

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord to call out prayer teams to break up the soil through worship and intercession.
Pray for additional Bibles and Christian literature to be provided for Sudanese Arabs in Canada.
Pray that God will raise up long term workers to join those who have already responded to frontier mission work in Canada.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will complete the work begun in the hearts of Sudanese Arabs through adequate discipleship.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Sudanese Arabs for the glory of his name!


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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arab, Sudanese
People Name General: Arab, Sudanese
Alternate People Names:
Arabic, Sudanese SpokenSudanese
Sudanese Arab
ROP3 Code: 109571
Joshua Project People ID: 15104
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 18,313,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Sudan
People Name General: Arab, Sudanese
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): apd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
Islam97.00 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
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
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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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Arab, Sudanese in Canada

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People Cluster
    Arab, Sudan     America, North and Caribbean    
      Arab, Sudanese Canada    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Arab, Sudanese in Canada          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Sudanese Spoken  
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