Kawahia in Sudan

The Kawahia have only been reported in Sudan
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Introduction / History

Zubayr ibn al-Awwam was a commander in Mohammed's army 1200 years ago. He migrated from Mecca to Sudan to found the Kawahla people. They now make up 36 subgroups and have over 200 tribal chiefs. They are part of the same ethnic cluster as the Baggara, which accurately translated means "cowman."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their culture and ways are a blend of Arabic and sub-Saharan African. Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain aspects of their Arab culture, such as loyalty, hospitality and strict codes of honor. Sudanese Arabs also retain characteristics of Arab family and societal life such as the distinct roles of males and females. They highly value males; women have a subservient role. However, in Sudanese Arab culture, women enjoy more freedom and liberty than women in many Arab societies around the world.
Some Kawahia live in transitory dwellings as they follow the grass for their cattle. It is hard to find adequate grasslands for cattle. Others live as farmers who grow beans, wheat, sorghum, cotton, and fruit. They also have farm animals for consumption.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kawahia are almost entirely Sunni Muslim. They practice some of the ways of Islam: ritualized prayer five times a day, fasting during Ramadan, etc. Few have the means to go on pilgrimage to Mecca.
Many also practice traditional religion; they depend on the spirits for their daily needs.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a great need for loving workers to live and work among these Muslims. Concentrated prayer and evangelism efforts are necessary in order to reach their hearts for Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers to go to the Kawahia people in Sudan.
Pray they would have access to scripture, both in printed and in recorded form.
Pray for them to have easy access to the JESUS Film and Christian radio broadcasts.
Pray for the message of Jesus to come to the Kawahia in a way that connects with their cultural values of loyalty and honor.


Scripture Prayers for the Kawahia, Fezara in Sudan.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawahla_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kawahia
People Name in Country Kawahia, Fezara
Natural Name Kawahia
Pronunciation kah-WAH-hee-ah
Alternate Names Fezara; Kawahla
Population this Country 1,144,000
Population all Countries 1,144,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
People ID 12583
ROP3 Code 104767
ROP25 Code 303828
ROP25 Name Kawahia
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 Widespread.   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 Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
4.10 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
88.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (1,144,000 speakers)
Language Code apd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Sudanese (1,144,000 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 Frontiers 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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