Fur, Forok in Sudan



Population

1,098,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

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.


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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-12-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-01-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-27
People Name General Fur
People Name in Country Fur, Forok
Population in Sudan 1,098,000
World Population 1,124,000
Countries 3
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
People ID 11779
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, Darfur; some villages east.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Fur (1,098,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fur 1,098,000

For Main Lanugage: Fur


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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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