Fur in Egypt


Population
3,800
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Darfur, the name of the area where they live today, means the Homeland of the Fur. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle. The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. They are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries.


Ministry Obstacles

The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.


Outreach Ideas

Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Christ among the Fur, but pray the Lord will soon build his church among this ancient community. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Ask the Lord to help the Fur care properly for their families, and to live lives of peace in a dangerous land. Pray the Lord gives them increasing hunger to learn more about Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran, the Prince of Peace.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-21
People Name General Fur
People Name in Country Fur
Population in Egypt 3,800
World Population 1,195,800
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bergid, Forok, Furawi, Gelege, Konjara
People ID 11779
ROP3 Code 103084
Country Egypt
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Egypt
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Fur (3,800 speakers)
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fur
Primary Language Fur (3,800 speakers)
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fur

Primary Language:  Fur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fur
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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