Batahin in Sudan

The Batahin have only been reported in Sudan
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Batahin people are part of the larger Ja'alin tribe. They speak Sudanese Arabic.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Batahin are herdsmen. Their herds are comprised primarily of cattle although they also raise sheep and goats. They keep camels for riding and as pack animals.

Batahin women provide family income by milking the cows and selling milk and milk products. The men are primarily involved with caring for the herds. They also plant and harvest the few crops that supplement their diets.

Batahin prefer cross cousin marriages. The future husband and his near relatives must provide a bride price for her family.

Batahin society is patrilineal, which means that the line of descent is traced through the males. Traditionally each camp is headed by a male leader called shaykh. Although this position is generally inherited, all of the adult male members of a camp must agree on the man who is to fill the position. The shaykh does not rule the camp, but rather acts as the spokesperson for the decision-making males of the camp. However, he may also have a considerable amount of influence, depending on his wisdom and economic status.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Batahin tribe is almost completely Muslim. Those who can afford it make the pilgrimage to Mecca. They honor the yearly fast of Ramadan. Devout Batahin Muslims pray five times a day as prescribed by the Koran. They hold various religious celebrations and also place importance on many life stage transitions.


What Are Their Needs?

There has been very little evangelization among the Batahin tribes. The people are so devoted to the Islamic faith that very few would consider following the only savior of mankind.

Like most people in rural Sudan, the Batahin people need clean drinking water and better medical care.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to show himself both powerful and loving by providing the Batahin people with clean water, medical care and healthy cattle.
Pray for the Lord to bless Batahin elders and family leaders with dreams and visions of the risen Christ.
Pray that God will raise up long term workers to reach out to the Batahin tribe.
Ask God to encourage and protect the small number of Batahin Muslims who have become Christian believers and use them to turn others to the only savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Batahin in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Batahin
People Name in Country Batahin
Pronunciation bah-tah-HEEN
Alternate Names
Population this Country 315,000
Population all Countries 315,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 10716
ROP3 Code 101121
ROP25 Code 300947
ROP25 Name Batahin
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 Batahin in Sudan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (315,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (315,000 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
Photo Source Noory Taha - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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