• PEOPLE CLUSTER: OUADDAI-FUR

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 39

Population: 3,986,500

Unreached people groups: 39

UPG population: 3,986,500

Unengaged UPGs: 30

UUPG population: 1,805,500

Number of countries: 4


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Ouaddai Empire was originally a non-Muslim kingdom that ruled present-day Chad from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. From the middle of the eighteenth century it came under Islamic influence. Today, a number of Sunni Muslim subgroups of the Ouaddai inhabit the Wadai Province of Chad. During the same era, the Fur Empire ruled western Sudan, primarily the Darfur region, before falling to the Anglo-Egyptians in the late nineteenth century. The Ouaddai-Fur people cluster encompasses people groups whose roots trace to these two empires.

Peoples within this cluster: Amdang; Baxa; Dagel; Daju, Bokoruge; Daju, Dar Daju; Daju, Dar Fur; Daju, Sila; Erenga; Fongoro; Fur; Karanga, Kurunga; Kendeje; Kibet; Kimr, Gimr; Kujarge; Maba; Mandal; Marari; Marfa; Massalat; Massalit; Mimi; Mourro; Njalgulgule; Runga; Sinyar; Sungor; Surbakhal; Tama

Countries where they are found: Central African Republic; Chad; South Sudan; Sudan


People groups: 39

Population: 3,986,500

Unreached people groups: 39

UPG population: 3,986,500

Unengaged UPGs: 30

UUPG population: 1,805,500

Number of countries: 4