The Kawahia are one of the Sudanese Arab ethnic groups. 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. Males are highly valued and women occupy a subservient role beneath the men. However, in Sudanese Arab culture, women enjoy more freedom and liberty than women in many Arab societies around the world.
Access to the peoples of Sudan is somewhat limited. Christian workers are not welcome.
The Kawahia are one of the Sudanese Arab ethnic groups. Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain aspects of their Arab culture, such as loyalty, hospitality and strict codes of honor.
Christians may be able to find ways to assist the Kawahia people with their material and physical needs. Bridges of trust and friendship may open doors to the gospel.
There are few Christians today among the Kawahia people. They need prayer support. Pray for these and for others who will soon come to faith in Christ. Pray they would have access to scripture, both in printed and in recorded form. 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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-21|
|People Name General||Kawahia|
|People Name in Country||Kawahia, Fezara|
|Population this Country||1,086,000|
|Population all Countries||1,086,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||22|
|Alternate Names||Fezara; Kawahla|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||13 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Widespread. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken (1,086,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||apd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1978-2005)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.10 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|