Afitti in Sudan

The Afitti have only been reported in Sudan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Afitti people used to live at the base of the Nuba Mountains, located in the southern central part of the country of Sudan. But early in the 20th century they moved out into the plain due to need for more grazing land for their cattle. They built towns, Sidra, Kitra and Kundukur. Because they were spread out more now, the people in the north became known as Ditti, although they are still part of the Afitti people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The town of Sidra is relatively more modernized than the other villages, with stores, refrigerators and a police station. A drought in 1984 drove the ranchers from cattle to farming as their principal livelihood.
The Ditti still speak their language with their children up until they enter school, but Arabic influence is strong so that even when people do speak Afitti they speech includes many Arabic words.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muslims came to the Afitti starting in 1950 and today the people all claim Islam. Schools teach in Arabic and the people speak Arabic now even more than their Afitti.


What Are Their Needs?

The Afitti people are good at making sure their physical needs are met, but they have not taken care of their primary spiritual needs. They cannot win the favor of God through works/righteousness. They need the intervention of Jesus Christ in their families and communities.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Afitti people to have the spiritual hunger it takes to seek and find the only savior.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out the right people to go as his ambassadors to the Afitti people.
Pray for Afitti disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Afitti, Ditti in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Afitti
People Name in Country Afitti, Ditti
Natural Name Afitti
Alternate Names Dinik; Ditti; Unietti
Population this Country 5,600
Population all Countries 5,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10167
ROP3 Code 100090
ROP25 Code 300067
ROP25 Name Afitti
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 Shamal Kurdufan state: east Jebel ed Dair, main center is Sidra.   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 Shamal Kurdufan state: east Jebel ed Dair, main center is Sidra..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
94.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Afitti (5,600 speakers)
Language Code aft   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Afitti (5,600 speakers)
Language Code aft   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Afitti

Primary Language:  Afitti

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

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