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Baharia, Wahati in Egypt

Baharia, Wahati

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
29,000 Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Baharia, Wahati in Egypt

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Summary
Bahariya is the name of an oasis located in north central Egypt, roughly 370 km from Cairo. There are many villages in the oasis, El Bawiti being the administrative center. The people of the oasis are known as the Wahati people. There is substantial tourism to the oasis because of antiquities (tombs, mummies and other artifacts have been discovered there), and because of the beautiful surrounding deserts. Tourism has become an important source of income. The oasis has changed drastically since an asphalt road connecting Bahariya to Cairo was finished in the early 1970s. Electricity is now available, and the internet has become available. The people are Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles
To visit the Baharia oasis will require some effort, as it is fairly remote to urban centers.

Outreach Ideas
Tourists are welcome in the oasis as they bring needed revenue. Christians can bring Christian testimony as they visit sites of interest.

Pray for the followers of Christ
It is unlikely there are followers of Jesus in the Baharia oasis, but there may be a few. Please pray for any believers in the area, that they will have access to Gospel recordings, which have been created in their language.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Lord will be opening the spiritual eyes of imans as they study the Koran to understand Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) to be the son of God, deity. Perhaps he will reveal himself to some in dreams or visions.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-19
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Country: Egypt
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:16 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Primarily in Bahariya oasis, in north central Egypt
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People Name in Country: Baharia, Wahati
People Name General: Baharia, Wahati
ROP3 Code: 115247
Joshua Project People ID: 19173
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 29,000
Population all Countries: 29,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Libyan
People Name General: Baharia, Wahati
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken (29,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): avl    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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2004
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 RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
 
 
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Baharia, Wahati in Egypt

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