• PEOPLE NAME: RASHAIDA OF SUDAN

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Sudan

Language: Gulf Arabic - (afb)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Sudan

Also found in: Egypt; Eritrea

Population: 142,000

Global Population: 215,000


PEID: 12130

ROP: 108307

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Rashaida of Sudan, numbering 142,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Sudan people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 215,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Gulf Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Rashaida is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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