Lafofa in Sudan

The Lafofa have only been reported in Sudan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Lafofa people live in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Though they have their own language, Lafofa, many of them now speak Arabic like the more powerful Arabs in Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most peoples in that region, the Lafofa farm and herd livestock.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Lafofa is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Koran and of the prophet Mohammad. Muslims are taught at a young age that their religion holds the perfect law, and the ways that Allah wants us to live. Christians, by contrast, have a corrupted holy book that is not as accurate as the Koran.


What Are Their Needs?

Hopefully, there will be people who will pray fervently and faithfully for the Lafofas of Sudan who lack a gospel witness. Then believers need to go to them, bearing Christ and his kingdom.


Prayer Points

Pray that the believers among the Lafofas will be salt and light to their neighbors, and joyfully share his ways with everyone.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Lafofa people that will lead them to look to Jesus Christ for answers.
Pray for them to be discipled in his ways.


Scripture Prayers for the Lafofa in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lafofa
People Name in Country Lafofa
Alternate Names Arabized Lafofa; Jebel
Population this Country 31,000
Population all Countries 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12942
ROP3 Code 105564
ROP25 Code 304527
ROP25 Name Lafofa
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Janub Kurdufan state: central Eliri hills.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Janub Kurdufan state: central Eliri hills..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
30.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
70.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lafofa (31,000 speakers)
Language Code laf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lafofa (31,000 speakers)
Language Code laf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lafofa

Primary Language:  Lafofa

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Final Sudan 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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