Fur, Forok in Sudan






Largest Religion

Main Language



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, Forok
Population in Sudan 1,098,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
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
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Location in Country North, Darfur; some villages east
People Group Map Fur, Forok in Sudan PDF Version

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fur (1,098,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fur 1,098,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fur
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-12-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-01-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-27

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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