Abaza, Arabized in Egypt

Abaza, Arabized
Photo Source:  Lawrence Jatker 
Map Source:  People Group location: SIL. Abaza Area: Albawabnews.com. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Abaza, Arabized
Country: Egypt
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 15,000
World Population: 74,000
Primary Language: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.10 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Caucasus
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
Progress Level:


The Abazinians in Egypt have managed to become part of Egypt's elite. For many generations they have inter-married with the movers and shakers of Egypt, the largest and in some ways the most influential country in the Arabic-speaking world.

Ministry Obstacles

People groups that have much power, prestige and wealth are usually not receptive to spiritual change.

Outreach Ideas

It will take someone from a prestigious community to reach the Abazinians. Pray for Christian businessmen to be thrust out to reach them for the Savior.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Only about one in 1,000 Abazinians in Egypt have accepted the Savior. Pray that the few among them will shine as lights in a land that is struggling with spiritual darkness.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly as they bless Abaza families and neighborhoods. Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Abazinians who will boldly declare the Gospel.

Text Source:   Global Prayer Digest