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Wali, Arabized in Sudan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
62,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %   

Wali, Arabized in Sudan

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Introduction / History
Arabization of the African peoples of Sudan began in the 1300s with the powerful Ja 'alin tribe. This country has been becoming more Arab and less African ever since. Sudan is a mixture of Arabic culture from the north and sub-Saharan African culture from the south. The Arabic culture is dominant, and many of the African peoples, including the Wali learn Arabic, and live more like Arabs than sub-Saharan Africans. There are many degrees of enculturation. Some have little contact with their traditional culture, while others are much more bi-cultural. Being more "Arab" than "African" allows someone to be part of the culture that holds political and economic power in Sudan. For the most part, the Wali culture is being eclipsed by the Arabs, though there are still some who remain part of the old culture.

Where are they located?
The Arabized Wali people live in the southern part of Sudan.

What are their lives like?
There is little or nothing written about the lives of the Arabized Wali people of Sudan.

What are their beliefs?
One aspect of being "Arabized" is that one is also Sunni Muslim. That is true for the Arabized Wali people. However, like just about all other Muslims in this region, the Wallis mix in pre-Islamic beliefs with their spirituality.

What are their needs?
The Arabized Wali people need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find the only Savior, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Arabized Wali people to have the chance to hear about what Jesus Christ has to offer them.
Pray for them to have the gift of faith that will draw them to the only Savior.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among this Muslim people group.


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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:Primarily north
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Wali, Arabized
People Name General: Wali, Arabized
ROP3 Code: 100446
Joshua Project People ID: 10393
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 62,000
Population all Countries: 62,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nubian
People Name General: Wali, Arabized
Ethnic Code: NAB62m
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (62,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): apd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions9.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam90.00 % 
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
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
 World Christian Resource Directory
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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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Wali, Arabized in Sudan

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People Cluster
    Nubian     Africa, East and Southern    
      Wali, Arabized Sudan    
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      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Sudanese Spoken  
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