Nubian of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 4,300

ROP3 Code: 102707
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Nubian
Language: Sudanese Arabic - (apd)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Sudan

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 4,200

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Brief Profile

Nubians are an ethno-linguistic group indigenous to Sudan and southern Egypt who originated from the early inhabitants of the central Nile valley, believed to be one of the earliest cradles of civilization. In Egypt and Sudan, the main Nubian language sub-groups from north to south include the Kenzi, Dongolawi, Nobiin, Midob, Hill Nubian.

Although they speak different Nubian dialects, Nubians have developed a common identity, which has been celebrated in poetry, novels, music and storytelling.

The majority of Nubians adhere to Islam. However, depending upon the generation, traditional religious practices often involve a syncretism of Islam and traditional folk beliefs. In ancient times, Nubians practiced a mixture of traditional religion and Egyptian religion. Prior to the spread of Islam, many Nubians practiced Christianity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Christians will intentionally form friendships with Nubian people. Pray that as they minister to their needs God will reveal people of peace who will become disciples of Christ that multiply their faith in Christ among other Nubian people.
  • Pray God will work through their history so that Nubians will understand that in the past they were followers of Christ.
  • Pray God will work in the hearts and minds of Nubian people revealing that God is both ultmate but also became intimate as revealed in Jesus Christ.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX4,200