Benshangul, Berta in Sudan

Population

63,100

Christian

20%

Evangelical

3.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Bertha (or Berta) people live along the border of Sudan and Ethiopia. In the 16th or 17th century, they migrated from eastern Sudan and settled in an area known as Benishangul, a fertile region in northwest Ethiopia.


Where are they Located?

When they first settled in Ethiopia, they established their villages on hills and mountains for protection, but have more recently migrated to the valleys.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Bertha are an agricultural people, their staple food being sorghum, a type of grass that is often raised for grain. The Bertha also make porridge and beer from sorghum.


What are Their Beliefs?

Over the centuries, the Bertha have intermarried with Arab traders but have maintained many of their traditional customs. Today, they are mainly Muslim, and most speak fluent Arabic in addition to their own language. In addition to Islam, the Bertha still practice extra-Islamic traditions, including rain-making rituals and consult ritual healers and shamans.


Prayer Points

* Pray that workers will be thrust out among the Bertha to share the Good News with them.
* Pray for more information to be learned about the Bertha people so that the worldwide Church can pray and send more effectively.



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Country Sudan
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Blue Nile Province, on Ethiopia border
People Group Map Benshangul, Berta in Sudan PDF Version



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People Name General Benshangul, Berta
People Name in Country Benshangul, Berta
ROP3 Code 101258
Joshua Project People ID 10793
Indigenous Yes
Population in Sudan 63,100
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Barta, Beni Shangul, Berta, Tornasi, Wetawit,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Berta 63,095
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Benshangul, Berta
Ethnic Code NAB62z
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
20%    ( Evangelical  3.0% )
Ethnic Religions
60.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
20.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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