Beja, Hadendoa in Sudan


Joshua Project has identified the Beja, Hadendoa only in Sudan

Population

72,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Beja people video

Source:  Discover the Beja People      Download

Introduction / History

"I will never forget our time with the legendary Hadendoa Bejas." The photographer and writer from England continued, "After miles of traveling on a rough road through the scorching hot Sahara Desert near the Red Sea, our guide led our small group on camels. … Suddenly, dwarfed by the mountains, came several dark skinned men with hair so bushy it almost hid their faces. They were Hadendoas collecting firewood, which they would eventually take to sell in a nearby town.… Then several Hadendoa Bejas on camels came towards us with swords in the air and rage in their eyes. We assured them in Arabic that we had come a long way to meet them and had brought coffee as a gift. This immediately relieved the tension. We both dismounted and the leader gave us a warm welcome. Soon we were drinking coffee and were invited to come to their camp."
The 63,000 Hadendoa Bejas are traditionally a pastoral people. Droughts and lack of grazing reserves have caused some to find new livelihoods in farming, labor jobs at seaport cities, or selling some of their products. Although their language is Bedawiyet, many can also speak Arabic. Islamic in identity, most Hadendoa have never heard of the Biblical God.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will send His people to them to tell of His greatness, mercy, and love.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-24
People Name General Beja, Hadendoa
People Name in Country Beja, Hadendoa
Population in Sudan 72,000
World Population 72,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Beja
Affinity Bloc Horn of Africa Peoples
People Cluster Beja
People Name General Beja, Hadendoa
Ethnic Code CMT33z
People ID 12026
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 Northeast along Red Sea coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bedawiyet: Hadendoa (72,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bedawiyet: Hadendoa 72,000
For Primary Language: Bedawiyet

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008-2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Beja peoples video Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
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 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Discover the Beja People
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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