The Manasir people are one of many Afro-Arab tribes of Northern Sudan. They consider themselves Arabs who originally migrated from the Arabian Peninsula. Research suggests that the Manasir community is an amalgamation of indigenous mostly Nubian groups, descendants of emigrating Arabs, and tribal minorities. Most Manasir have tribal marks, which are cuts on the cheek. They pursue small scale agriculture in the immediate vicinity of the Nile.
Sudan is a difficult land for outsiders to enter and work. Conditions are often harsh and difficult.
Christian workers need to help care for the material and physical needs of the Manasir tribe, being genuinely concerned for their needs.
There may be no followers of Jesus presently among the Manasir, but pray for those that the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be patient with each other, bearing with one another in love.
Pray for peace for Sudan, and for the Manasir tribe to have means to care for their families. Pray the parents will make schooling for their children a priority, and that schools will be available.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|Persecution Rank||8 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Primarily north. Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language:||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (70,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||apd Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Primary Language:||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1927-1964)|
|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|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|