Fur in Egypt

Population

3,370

Christian

0.04%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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Country Egypt
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country

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People Name General Fur
People Name in Country Fur
ROP3 Code 103084
Joshua Project People ID 11779
Indigenous Yes
Population in Egypt 3,370
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bergid, Forok, Furawi, Gelege, Konjara,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fur 3,367
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General Fur
Ethnic Code NAB66d
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.04%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.96%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
75.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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