Gypsy, Halebi in Egypt

Joshua Project has identified the Gypsy, Halebi only in Egypt





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Halebi is an Egyptian name for gypsy. The Halebi reside in the Nile delta in four tribes. They claim to come from Yemen or Syria, but this is uncertain. Traditionally, the men trade in horses and the women practice folk medicine, fortune-telling and divination. Some travel into the Sudan because of economic hardship.

Ministry Obstacles

It may be difficult for the Halebi to trust outsiders.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to build friendships with these gypsies, caring genuinely for their material and physical needs.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few followers of Christ among the Halebi. Pray for these, and pray for the new believers that will soon be evident. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for these gypsies to increasingly hunger to know the Son of God. Pray also for their material and physical well-being.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-13
People Name General Gypsy, Halebi
People Name in Country Gypsy, Halebi
Population in Egypt 316,000
World Population 316,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Helebi, Nawari
Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Domari
People Name General Gypsy, Halebi
Ethnic Code CNN25f
People ID 12040
Country Egypt
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Domari: Helebi
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Domari: Helebi
For Primary Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1905-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1932)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Arabic Bibles Online Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Egyptian Arabic Music Video Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.95 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
40.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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