Arabized Abaza in Egypt


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Introduction / History

The Abaza people hail from what is now southwestern Russia. There are a number of Sunni Muslim people in that volatile region. Some have migrated to Egypt and other countries hoping to find peace and prosperity. As time goes on, the Abaza people have adopted many of the linguistic and cultural ways of the Arab majority. For this reason, we call them "Arabized" Abazas.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Abazinians in Egypt have managed to become part of Egypt's elite. For many generations they have inter-married with the movers and shakers of Egypt, the largest and in some ways the most influential country in the Arabic-speaking world.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Arabized Abazas are Sunni Muslims who believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Abaza, Arabized in Egypt.

Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly as they bless Abaza families and neighborhoods. Ask the Lord to save key leaders who will boldly disciple others in the ways of Jesus. Pray for the discipleship groups to spread from family to family.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Abaza
People Name in Country Abaza, Arabized
Natural Name Arabized Abaza
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 74,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Abazinian; Apswa
People ID 10125
ROP3 Code 100011
Country Egypt
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Egypt
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Map of Abaza, Arabized in Egypt
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian Spoken (15,000 speakers)
Language Code arz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian Spoken (15,000 speakers)
Language Code arz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Egyptian Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Egyptian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1905-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2012)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 4 - Sowing of the Word
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
60.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source Lawrence Jatker 
Map Source People Group location: SIL / WLMS. Abaza Area: Albawabnews.com. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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