Fur, Forok in Sudan


Population
1,137,000
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2006-12-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-01-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-27
People Name General Fur
People Name in Country Fur, Forok
Population in Sudan 1,137,000
World Population 1,167,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bergid, Forok, Furawi, Gelege, Konjara
People ID 11779
ROP3 Code 103084
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gharb Darfur, Janub Darfur, and Shamal Darfur states; some villages in east Sudan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gharb Darfur, Janub Darfur, and Shamal Darfur states; some villages in east Sudan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Fur (1,137,000 speakers)
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fur
Primary Language Fur (1,137,000 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 %)
0.00 %
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
Photo Source Anonymous  
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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