Wali, Arabized in Sudan

The Wali, Arabized have only been reported in Sudan
Population
56,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Arabization of the African peoples of Sudan began in the 1300s with the powerful Ja'alin tribe. This country has been becoming more Arab and less African ever since. Sudan is a mixture of Arabic culture from the north and sub-Saharan African culture from the south. The Arabic culture is dominant, and many of the African peoples, including the Wali learn Arabic, and live more like Arabs than sub-Saharan Africans. There are many degrees of enculturation. Some have little contact with their traditional culture, while others are much more bi-cultural. Being more "Arab" than "African" allows someone to be part of the culture that holds political and economic power in Sudan. For the most part, the Wali culture is being eclipsed by the Arabs, though there are still some who remain part of the old culture.


Where Are they Located?

The Arabized Wali people live in the southern part of Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is little or nothing written about the lives of the Arabized Wali people of Sudan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

One aspect of being "Arabized" is that one is also Sunni Muslim. That is true for the Arabized Wali people. However, like just about all other Muslims in this region, the Wallis mix in pre-Islamic beliefs with their spirituality.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arabized Wali people need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find the only savior, Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Arabized Wali people to have the chance to hear about what Jesus Christ has to offer them.
* Pray for them to have the gift of faith that will draw them to the only savior.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among this Muslim people group.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15836/SU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wali_language_(Sudan)
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/PeopleDetails.aspx?rop3=100446
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabization


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Wali, Arabized
People Name in Country Wali, Arabized
Population in Sudan 56,000
World Population 56,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 10393
ROP3 Code 100446
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Primarily north   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Primarily north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (56,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Other People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (56,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sudanese Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Sudanese Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1927-1964)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1978)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
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
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more




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