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.
The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.
Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.
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.
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 Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), the Prince of Peace.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-05|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-21|
|People Name General||Fur|
|People Name in Country||Fur|
|Population in Egypt||3,900|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bergid, Forok, Furawi, Gelege, Konjara|
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Fur (3,900 speakers)|
|Language Code||fvr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Fur|
Primary Language: Fur
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|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)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|