Like the Gaaliin people, the Kawahia are also part of the Sudanese Arab ethnic group, which is possibly the largest in the north and central regions of Sudan.
Arabs find their origins in the ancient Bedouins of Saudi Arabia, but today the Sudanese Arabs primarily dwell in Sudan and Egypt, with smaller groups in other North African and Middle Eastern countries.
Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain distinct aspects of their Arab culturally, such as loyalty, hospitality, and strict codes of honor.
Sudanese Arabs also retain characteristics of Arab family and societal life, such as the distinct roles of males and females. Males are highly valued, and women occupy a subservient role beneath the men. However, in Sudanese Arab culture, women enjoy more freedom and liberty than women in many Arab societies around the world.
* Pray for the message of Jesus to come to the Kawahia in a way that connects with their cultural values of loyalty and honor.
* Pray that the Kawahia will not be left without a witness any longer, and that long-term workers will be raised up to live among them.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-21|
|People Name General||Kawahia|
|People Name in Country||Kawahia, Fezara|
|Population in Sudan||964,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||20 to 23|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Fezara, Kawahla|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|Persecution Rank||5 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Widespread. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (964,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||apd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1978)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|