Arabized Birgid in Sudan

The Arabized Birgid have only been reported in Sudan
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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 Birgids, learn Arabic and live more like Arabs than sub-Saharan Africans. Being more "Arab" than "African" allows someone to be part of the culture that holds political and economic power. For the most part, the Birgid culture is being eclipsed by the Arabs, so most Birgid people are now "Arabized."
The Birgid people live in southern Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Birgid people have an ongoing conflict with the Rezeigat Arabs. This has driven many of the Arabized Birgids to seek safety my moving to other places. Some have lived as internally displaced people (IDP), while others have managed to start their lives over in a new location.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Arabized Birgid people are 100 percent Sunni Muslim, though they have many non-Koranic beliefs mixed in with Islam. This is true for just about any African Muslim people.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arabized Birgid people need to find ways to make a good living, free from violence. Their children need schools that will prepare them for the future.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Arabized Birgid 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 Birgid, Arabized in Sudan.


References

http://allafrica.com/stories/201505261106.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabization


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Birgid, Arabized
People Name in Country Birgid, Arabized
Natural Name Arabized Birgid
Alternate Names Birgid; Kajjara; Murgi
Population this Country 184,000
Population all Countries 184,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 10872
ROP3 Code 101483
ROP25 Code 301250
ROP25 Name Birgid (Birked)
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 Birgid, Arabized in Sudan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (184,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (184,000 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 Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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