Abaza, Arabized in Egypt






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Abazinians in Egypt have managed to become part of Egypt’s elite. For many generations they have inter-married with the movers and shakers of Egypt, the largest and in some ways the most influential country in the Arabic-speaking world.

Ministry Obstacles

People groups that have much power, prestige and wealth are usually not receptive to spiritual change.

Outreach Ideas

It will take someone from a prestigious community to reach the Abazinians. Pray for Christian businessmen to be thrust out to reach them for the Savior.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Only about one in 1,000 Abazinians in Egypt have accepted the Savior. Pray that the few among them will shine as lights in a land that is struggling with spiritual darkness.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself through dreams and visions to Abazinian people.
* Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Abazinians who will boldly declare the Gospel.
* Pray for strong local churches and discipleship movements will be raised up among the Abazinians.

Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Abaza
People Name in Country Abaza, Arabized
Population in Egypt 12,000
World Population 66,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Abazinian, Apswa
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Abaza
Ethnic Code CEW17a
People ID 10125
Country Egypt
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken 12,000
For Primary Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1905-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1932)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Arabic Bibles Online Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Egyptian Arabic Music Video Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.90 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
60.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source: Lawrence Jatker  
Profile Source: Keith Carey  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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