Fur in Egypt


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Introduction / History

Darfur, in Sudan, means the Homeland of the Fur peoples. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. The Fur are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries. Most Fur people live in Sudan, though some are also in Chad and Egypt.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. The Maliki school emphasizes the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith. Like most Muslims, the Fur people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs. They believe that Allah is too distant to take care of their practical needs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Fur people need to put their identity and hope in Jesus Christ, who provides for all spiritual and physical needs.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to be the provider for their physical and spiritual needs. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Fur families and neighborhoods. Pray for Holy Spirit led workers among the Fur people in Egypt. Pray for the Fur people to give all their allegiance and thanks to the King of kings.


Scripture Prayers for the Fur in Egypt.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-21
People Name General Fur
People Name in Country Fur
Pronunciation foor
Population this Country 4,200
Population all Countries 1,276,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bergid; Forok; Furawi; Gelege; Konjara
People ID 11779
ROP3 Code 103084
Country Egypt
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Egypt
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Language Fur (4,200 speakers)
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fur (4,200 speakers)
Language Code fvr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fur

Primary Language:  Fur

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2010-2015)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fur
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video Walk with Jesus video
General Gospel resources links
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
75.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more