Birgid, Arabized in Sudan

The Birgid, Arabized have only been reported in Sudan
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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 Birgids, learn Arabic and live more like Arabs than sub-Saharan Africans. Being more "Arab" than "African" allows someone to be part of the culture that holds political and economic power. For the most part, the Birgid culture is being eclipsed by the Arabs, so most Birgid people are now "Arabized."


Where Are they Located?

The Birgid people live both in southern Sudan and Chad.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Birgid people have an ongoing conflict with the Rezeigat Arabs. This has driven many of the Arabized Birgids to seek safety my moving to other places. Some have lived as internally displaced people (IDP), while others have managed to start their lives over in a new location.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Arabized Birgid people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim, though they have many non-Koranic beliefs mixed in with Islam. This is true for just about any African Muslim people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arabized Birgid people need to find ways to make a good living, free from violence. Their children need schools that will prepare them for the future.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the Arabized Birgid 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/10807/CD
http://allafrica.com/stories/201505261106.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabization


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Birgid, Arabized
People Name in Country Birgid, Arabized
Population in Sudan 156,000
World Population 156,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Birgid, Kajjara, Murgi
People ID 10872
ROP3 Code 101483
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 (156,000 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 (156,000 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 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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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