Fongoro in Sudan


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Fongoro people are also called Gelege and Kole. Since the 18th century, they have been pushed into a remote, desolate area by the expansion of Arab and Fur peoples. At this point, the Fongoro speakers are being assimilated with the Fur peoples. Fongoro speakers live in the hill country that straddles Sudan and Chad. They were forced to live there by the more powerful Fur peoples.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some people who speak this language are hunter-gatherers. Others are fishermen who catch and dry fish for food. Some of them farm sorghum. Their land has poor soil, there is not enough water, and they suffer from the tsetse fly.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Fongoro people is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Like most African Muslims, they are also devoted to other spirit beings as well as to the teachings of Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

The Fongoro people need the chance to earn a living. Farming, hunting, and fishing are not enough for them to get enough to eat. They especially need help from outsiders who can help them eradicate the tsetse fly.


Prayer Points

Pray for God to shower his abundant mercy on these suffering people.

Pray for the Fongoro speakers to find a way to thrive economically and spiritually.

Pray for them to have the chance to hear and respond to the gospel.

Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among Fongoro speakers.


Scripture Prayers for the Fongoro in Sudan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fongoro_people

https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=AFR&country=CD&code=fgr

http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=11344

https://books.google.com/books?id=MdaAdBC-_S4C&pg=PA179&lpg=PA179&dq=Fo


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Fongoro
People Name in Country Fongoro
Alternate Names Flemish; Fogoro, Gele; Gele; Gelege; Kole
Population this Country 3,300
Population all Countries 8,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 11219
ROP3 Code 103038
ROP25 Code 302434
ROP25 Name Fongoro
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.94 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Fongoro (3,300 speakers)
Language Code fgr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fongoro (3,300 speakers)
Language Code fgr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fongoro

Primary Language:  Fongoro

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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