Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa

People Cluster: Beja

Language: Beja - (bej)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Eritrea

Also found in: Egypt; Sudan

Population: 212,000

Global Population: 4,407,000

PEID: 33677

ROP: 101211

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Beja of Eritrea, numbering 212,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Beja people cluster within the Horn of Africa affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 4,407,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Beja. The primary religion practiced by the Beja 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.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available