Kawahia in Sudan

The Kawahia have only been reported in Sudan
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Introduction

The Kawahia are one of the Sudanese Arab ethnic groups. Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain aspects of their Arab culture, 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.


Ministry Obstacles

Access to the peoples of Sudan is somewhat limited. Christian workers are not welcome.


The Kawahia are one of the Sudanese Arab ethnic groups. Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain aspects of their Arab culture, such as loyalty, hospitality and strict codes of honor.
Outreach Ideas

Christians may be able to find ways to assist the Kawahia people with their material and physical needs. Bridges of trust and friendship may open doors to the gospel.


Prayer Focus

There are few Christians today among the Kawahia people. They need prayer support. Pray for these and for others who will soon come to faith in Christ. Pray they would have access to scripture, both in printed and in recorded form. Pray for the message of Jesus to come to the Kawahia in a way that connects with their cultural values of loyalty and honor.


Scripture Prayers for the Kawahia, Fezara in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-21
People Name General Kawahia
People Name in Country Kawahia, Fezara
Natural Name Kawahia
Pronunciation kah-WAH-hee-ah
Population this Country 1,086,000
Population all Countries 1,086,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 22
Alternate Names Fezara; Kawahla
People ID 12583
ROP3 Code 104767
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
92.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (1,086,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (1,086,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Photo Source Frontiers 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more