The ethnic background of the Tungur people is unknown, though some scholars believe they have roots among the Arab peoples of North Africa. Hundreds of years ago they were merged with one of the Fur tribes, but before that happened, the last Tungur leader was driven out because he compelled his subjects to dig wells and level a mountain peak.
There are no believers among the Tungur people to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit working in lives. They live in a land where Sunni Islam remains unchallenged.
Believers from other people groups can take Bible portions, gospel recordings and audio New Testament materials to Tungur communities. They will need to be careful to work with local leaders.
Pray that this will be the year when there will be the first believers among the Tungur people of Sudan.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to woo them to the side of the True God. Pray for them to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ, the only Savior.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Tungur|
|People Name in Country||Tungur|
|Population in Sudan||227,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||5|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||4 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Primarily north Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (227,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||apd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1978)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|