People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Fur of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 310

ROP3 Code: 103084
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
Language: Fur - (fvr)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Sudan

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.

Majority Located Where

  Portland-South Portland, ME - 200

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 60

  Kansas City, MO - 12

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Brief Profile

The Fur, also named the Fora, Fordunga, Furawi, Konjara, or Kungara, migrated as refugees to the United States from western Sudan, principally from the Darfur region. Sometimes people confuse their people group name with the region, Darfur, they are from in Sudan.

They speak Fur, which has no written or symbolic script and makes their language very much an orally transmitted language. Many also speak Arabic.

Dance is very much a part of their culture. Special occasions such as weddings, births of a child, or other special events are celebrated with their own specific dance style.

They are well known for their devotion to Islam. However, their Islam is mixed with their indigenous traditions and customs. In fact, their identity is often tied to their traditional beliefs more than their professed public religion of Islam. Fur who are well educated are often more secular than Muslim.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will use dreams to reveal the truth and hope found in God becoming an intimate as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that evangelicals will intentionally live among, learn their language, and share a contextualized form of the Gospel.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesPortlandPortland-South PortlandME200
United StatesArlingtonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX60
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO12