Afitti in Sudan

The Afitti have only been reported in Sudan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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Introduction / History

The Afitti people used to live at the base of the Nuba Mountains, located in the southern central part of the country of Sudan. But early in the 20th century they moved out into the plain due to need for more grazing land for their cattle. They built towns, Sidra, Kitra and Kundukur. Because they were spread out more now, the people in the north became known as Ditti, although they are still part of the Afitti people. A droubht in 1984 drove the ranchers from cattle to farming as their principal livelihood.

Muslims came to the Afitti starting in 1950 and today the people all claim Islam. Schools teach in Arabic and the people speak Arabic now even more than their Afitti. The Ditti still speak their language with their children up until they enter school, but Arabic influence is strong so that even when people do speak Afitti they speech includes many Arabic words.

The town of Sidra is relatively more modernized than the other villages, with stores, refrigerators and a police station.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Afitti, Ditti in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Afitti
People Name in Country Afitti, Ditti
Natural Name Afitti
Population this Country 5,100
Population all Countries 5,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dinik; Ditti; Unietti
People ID 10167
ROP3 Code 100090
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 13  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Shamal Kurdufan state: east Jebel ed Dair, main center is Sidra.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 13  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Shamal Kurdufan state: east Jebel ed Dair, main center is Sidra..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Afitti (5,100 speakers)
Language Code aft   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Afitti (5,100 speakers)
Language Code aft   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Afitti

Primary Language:  Afitti

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
94.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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