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Afitti, Ditti in Sudan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,300 Afitti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Afitti, Ditti in Sudan

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Introduction / History
The Afitti people used to live at the base of the Nuba Mountains, located in the southern central part of the country of Sudan. But early in the 20th century they moved out into the plain due to need for more grazing land for their cattle. They built towns, Sidra, Kitra and Kundukur. Because they were spread out more now, the people in the north became known as Ditti, although they are still part of the Afitti people. A droubht in 1984 drove the ranchers from cattle to farming as their principal livelihood.

Muslims came to the Afitti starting in 1950 and today the people all claim Islam. Schools teach in Arabic and the people speak Arabic now even more than their Afitti. The Ditti still speak their language with their children up until they enter school, but Arabic influence is strong so that even when people do speak Afitti they speech includes many Arabic words.

The town of Sidra is relatively more modernized than the other villages, with stores, refrigerators and a police station.

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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:Shamal Kurdufan state: east Jebel ed Dair, main center is Sidra.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Afitti, Ditti
People Name General: Afitti
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100090
Joshua Project People ID: 10167
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,300
Population all Countries: 5,300
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nubian
People Name General: Afitti
Ethnic Code: NAB62m
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Afitti (5,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): aft    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions6.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam94.00 % 
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Afitti, Ditti in Sudan

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Nubian     Africa, East and Southern    
      Afitti Sudan    
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            Afitti, Ditti in Sudan          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Afitti  
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