Halebi Romani in Egypt

The Romani, Halebi have only been reported in Egypt
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Introduction / History

Halebi is an Egyptian name for Romani. The Halebi reside in the Nile delta in four tribes. They claim to come from Yemen or Syria, but this is uncertain. Traditionally, the men trade in horses and the women practice folk medicine, fortune-telling and divination. They also performed music for weddings. There are three main Romani subgroups in Egypt: the Nawar, Ghagar and the Halebi. Some migrated to Sudan because of economic hardship.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Halebi Romani have low status in Egypt just as they did in generations past. For that reason, most have low income jobs. Some try to disguise their identity.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Halebi Romani in people are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

The Halebi Romani 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 demonstrate his love and power by providing for Halebi Romani families. Pray for the Lord to give the Halebi Romani a sense of spiritual need. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Halebi Romani people in Egypt. Pray for Halebi Romani disciple to make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Romani, Halebi in Egypt.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-13
People Name General Romani, Halebi
People Name in Country Romani, Halebi
Natural Name Halebi Romani
Pronunciation hah-LEH-bee ROH-muh-nee
Population this Country 405,000
Population all Countries 405,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Gypsy; Helebi; Nawari
People ID 12040
ROP3 Code 103659
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)
Map of Romani, Halebi in Egypt

Primary Language:  Arabic, Egyptian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1905-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1932)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2021)
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Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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Film / Video The Savior 4 - Sowing of the Word
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.95 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
40.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source Summering2018 - 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. Read more