Arabized Wali in Sudan

The Arabized Wali have only been reported in Sudan
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Arabization of the African peoples of Sudan began in the 1300s with the powerful Ja 'alin tribe. This country has been becoming more Arab and less African ever since. Sudan is a mixture of Arabic culture from the north and sub-Saharan African culture from the south. The Arabic culture is dominant, and many of the African peoples, including the Wali learn Arabic, and live more like Arabs than sub-Saharan Africans. There are many degrees of enculturation. Some have little contact with their traditional culture, while others are much more bi-cultural. Being more "Arab" than "African" allows someone to be part of the culture that holds political and economic power in Sudan. For the most part, the Wali culture is being eclipsed by the Arabs, though there are still some who remain part of the old culture.


Where Are they Located?

The Arabized Wali people live in the southern part of Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is little or nothing written about the lives of the Arabized Wali people of Sudan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

One aspect of being "Arabized" is that one is also Sunni Muslim. That is true for the Arabized Wali people. However, like just about all other Muslims in this region, the Wallis mix in pre-Islamic beliefs with their spirituality.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arabized Wali people need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seek and find the only Savior, Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Arabized Wali people to have the chance to hear about what Jesus Christ has to offer them.
Pray for them to have the gift of faith that will draw them to the only Savior.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among this Muslim people group.


Scripture Prayers for the Wali, Arabized in Sudan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15836/SU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wali_language_(Sudan)
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/PeopleDetails.aspx?rop3=100446
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabization


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Wali, Arabized
People Name in Country Wali, Arabized
Natural Name Arabized Wali
Alternate Names
Population this Country 65,000
Population all Countries 65,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10393
ROP3 Code 100446
ROP25 Code 308689
ROP25 Name Wali
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 Primarily north   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
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 Primarily north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Map of Wali, Arabized in Sudan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (65,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (65,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Sudanese

Primary Language:  Arabic, Sudanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1927-1964)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1978-2022)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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