Beja, Hadendoa in Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Beja, Hadendoa only in Sudan
Population
72,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Beja People Video

Source:  Discover the Beja People      Download

Introduction / History

"I will never forget our time with the legendary Hadendoa Bejas." The photographer and writer from England continued, "After miles of traveling on a rough road through the scorching hot Sahara Desert near the Red Sea, our guide led our small group on camels. … Suddenly, dwarfed by the mountains, came several dark skinned men with hair so bushy it almost hid their faces. They were Hadendoas collecting firewood, which they would eventually take to sell in a nearby town.… Then several Hadendoa Bejas on camels came towards us with swords in the air and rage in their eyes. We assured them in Arabic that we had come a long way to meet them and had brought coffee as a gift. This immediately relieved the tension. We both dismounted and the leader gave us a warm welcome. Soon we were drinking coffee and were invited to come to their camp."
The 63,000 Hadendoa Bejas are traditionally a pastoral people. Droughts and lack of grazing reserves have caused some to find new livelihoods in farming, labor jobs at seaport cities, or selling some of their products. Although their language is Bedawiyet, many can also speak Arabic. Islamic in identity, most Hadendoa have never heard of the Biblical God.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will send His people to them to tell of His greatness, mercy, and love.


Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-01-24
People Name General Beja, Hadendoa
People Name in Country Beja, Hadendoa
Population in Sudan 72,000
World Population 72,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Beja
People ID 12026
ROP3 Code 103626
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Bahr al Ahmar state; Kassala, Nahr an Nil, and Al Qadarif states, southeast River Nile.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Bahr al Ahmar state; Kassala, Nahr an Nil, and Al Qadarif states, southeast River Nile..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Bedawiyet (72,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bej   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Hadendoa
Dialect Code: 7911   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bedawiyet (72,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bej   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Hadendoa
Dialect Code: 7911   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bedawiyet

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008-2010)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Beja peoples video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
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  
Video Source: Discover the Beja People
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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