Baharia, Wahati in Egypt

Joshua Project has identified the Baharia, Wahati only in Egypt
Population
27,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Bahariya is the name of an oasis located in north central Egypt, roughly 370 km from Cairo. There are many villages in the oasis, El Bawiti being the administrative center. The people of the oasis are known as the Wahati people. There is substantial tourism to the oasis because of antiquities (tombs, mummies and other artifacts have been discovered there), and because of the beautiful surrounding deserts. Tourism has become an important source of income. The oasis has changed drastically since an asphalt road connecting Bahariya to Cairo was finished in the early 1970s. Electricity is now available, and the internet has become available. The people are Muslim.


Ministry Obstacles

To visit the Baharia oasis will require some effort, as it is fairly remote to urban centers.


Outreach Ideas

Tourists are welcome in the oasis as they bring needed revenue. Christians can bring Christian testimony as they visit sites of interest.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there are followers of Jesus in the Baharia oasis, but there may be a few. Please pray for any believers in the area, that they will have access to Gospel recordings, which have been created in their language.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Lord will be opening the spiritual eyes of imans as they study the Koran to understand Isa Jesus to be the son of God, deity. Perhaps he will reveal himself to some in dreams or visions.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-19
People Name General Baharia, Wahati
People Name in Country Baharia, Wahati
Population in Egypt 27,000
World Population 27,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19173
ROP3 Code 115247
Country Egypt
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Primarily in Bahariya oasis, in north central Egypt   Source:  Joshua Project
Country Egypt
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 22  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Primarily in Bahariya oasis, in north central Egypt.   Source:  Joshua Project

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken (27,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: avl   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken (27,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: avl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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