Kawahia, Fezara in Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Kawahia only in Sudan






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Like the Gaaliin people, the Kawahia are also part of the Sudanese Arab ethnic group, which is possibly the largest in the north and central regions of Sudan.

Arabs find their origins in the ancient Bedouins of Saudi Arabia, but today the Sudanese Arabs primarily dwell in Sudan and Egypt, with smaller groups in other North African and Middle Eastern countries.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain distinct aspects of their Arab culturally, such as loyalty, hospitality, and strict codes of honor.

Sudanese Arabs also retain characteristics of Arab family and societal life, such as the distinct roles of males and females. Males are highly valued, and women occupy a subservient role beneath the men. However, in Sudanese Arab culture, women enjoy more freedom and liberty than women in many Arab societies around the world.

Prayer Points

* Pray for the message of Jesus to come to the Kawahia in a way that connects with their cultural values of loyalty and honor.
* Pray that the Kawahia will not be left without a witness any longer, and that long-term workers will be raised up to live among them.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-21
People Name General Kawahia
People Name in Country Kawahia, Fezara
Population in Sudan 956,000
World Population 956,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Fezara, Kawahla
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Arab, Sudan
People Name General Kawahia
Ethnic Code CMT30
People ID 12583
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 Primarily north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (956,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken 956,000
For Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1927-1964)
New Testament Yes   (1978)
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
Four Spiritual Laws General
Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
0.00 %
92.99 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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