Fur in Chad



Population

24,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

Darfur, the name of the area where they live today, means the Homeland of the Fur. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. They are an active agricultural people and may also herd cattle. The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. They are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries.


Ministry Obstacles

The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.


Outreach Ideas

Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Christ among the Fur, but pray the Lord will soon build his church among this ancient community. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Ask the Lord to help the Fur care properly for their families, and to live lives of peace in a dangerous land. Pray the Lord gives them increasing hunger to learn more about Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran, the Prince of Peace.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Fur
People Name in Country Fur
Population in Chad 24,000
World Population 1,155,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bergid, Forok, Furawi, Gelege, Konjara
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General Fur
Ethnic Code NAB66d
People ID 11779

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Fur (23,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fur 23,000
For Primary Language: Fur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Fur Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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